Indian Journal of Health Social Work
A STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS OF WEEKLY IRON AND FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION’ (WIFS) IN THE SELECTED GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS OF WEST BENGAL
Kheyali Roy1 & Shaurya Prakash2
1,2Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal
Correspondence: Shaurya Prakash, e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: Background: Anaemia has been acknowledged as a key public health issue in present scenario. The most common type of anaemia is Iron deficiency anaemia, and it occurs when your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron. Your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron. Your body needs iron to make haemoglobin. When there isn’t enough iron in our blood stream, the rest of the body can’t get the amount of oxygen it needs. Most cases of iron deficiency anaemia are mild and don’t cause complications. Aim: The study aims to assess the implementation status of ‘Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation’ (WIFS)’ component under Rashtriya Kishore Swastha Karyakram (RKSK) among the female students. Method: The study will be mainly qualitative in nature as it is primarily an exploratory study. This evaluation of the WIFS, for its efficacy, effectiveness and relevance clearly demonstrates that while the program is still relevant, implementation is not effective or efficient. Conclusion: The program was implemented nationwide in all schools without any exclusion criteria. Certain level has been achieved in WIFS programme in terms of compliance to IFA tablet consumption but there is a huge scope of improvement.
Keywords:, IFA, Anaemia, Adolescent health.