National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) | National Health Mission | Government Of Assam, India
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National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI)

  • National Iron Plus Initiative (6 – 59 Months)

    This programme is for infants & preschool children (6- 59 months) in urban and rural areas. The programme implemented through the platform of AWCs. Bi weekly IFA syrup supplementation is done in AWCs.

    Objectives:

    To ensure administration of IFA syrup twice per week from 6 months and Albendazole twice a year for de-worming after 9months of age.

    National Iron Plus Initiative (5 – 10 Years)

    This programme is for school going boys and girls (5-10 years) and out of school girls (5-10 years) in urban and rural areas. The programme implemented through the platform of Government/Government aided/ municipal schools and AWCs. The strategy involves a “fixed day – Monday’’ approach for IFA distribution. Teachers and AWWs will supervise the ingestion of the IFA tablet by the beneficiaries.

    Goal:

    To institute a school and anganwari based weekly IFA supplementation programme for control of anaemia among adolescent boys and girls, age between 5-10 years.

    Objectives:

    • To ensure administration of IFA tablet once per week and Albendazole twice a year for de-worming.
    • To inform adolescent boys and girls of the correct dietary practices for increasing iron intake.
    • To disseminate information on preventing worm infestation among adolescences and encourage adoption of correct hygiene practices, including use of footwear to prevent worm infestation. Strategy.
     

    Biannual deworming (administration of Albendazole 400mg) for control of worm infestation. Dissemination of information on nutrition and counseling for improving dietary intake and for taking actions for prevention of intestinal worm infestation.