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Title: Anaemia in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Authors: Verster, Anna
Vander Pols, Jolieke C.
Issue Date: 1995
Language: English
Abstract: lron deficiency anaemia is a serious worldwide public health problem, having negative effects on work capacity, intellectual performance and pregnancy, apparently irreversible by subsequent iron therapy. In the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region [EMR], the prevalence of anaemia in women and preschool children is high [2 - 60%]. Anaemia in the EMR has many causes, such as low bioavailabitity of the iron consumed, high consumption of inhibitors of iron absorption, child-bearing patterns and parasitic infections. There is an urgent need for all countries in the Region to Control lron deficiency and anaemia; sultable strategies are discussed
Description: 64-79
Keywords: Anemia, Hypochromic
Iron
Subject: Anemia
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119272
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0101/emhj_1995_1_1_64_79.pdf
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