Health ministry has revamped the ongoing Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Program after the rates of anemia increased drastically in India.
The program has been initiated in 2012 but it has not received much awareness in the country. Therefore, health ministry has launched the awareness on anemia and malnutrition campaign with the UNICEF represented by board actor and UN Goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra.
Health minister JP Nadda, called it as the world's largest public health program and stressed on stepping up efforts to make adolescent girls especially under their Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram scheme, that targets health and development in adolescents.
The program is being implemented across the country in both rural and urban areas, covering government, government aided schools, municipal schools and Anganwadi centers. It aims to cover a total of 11.2 crore beneficiaries including 8.4 crore in-school and 2.8 crore out-of-school beneficiaries.