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74pc of adolescents in Balochistan found anaemic; 50pc of population facing food insecurity

74pc of adolescents in Balochistan found anaemic; 50pc of population facing food insecuritySyed Ali ShahJuly 25, 2019
The survey also reveals that 61.3pc women of reproductive age were victims of anemia. — AFP/FileIn Balochistan, 73.7 per cent of adolescent girls and boys are suffering from anaemia [a medical condition caused by iron-deficiency], according to the National Nutrition Survey 2018.The findings of the survey were presented by Dr Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta during a ceremony in Quetta today.✔The survey also revealed that 61.3pc of women of reproductive age were suffering from anaemia.The report further revealed that nearly half of children aged five or under are stunted in the province, while nearly two of ten suffer from wasting [the prevalence of low weight for height].✔The survey reveals that over 30pc of the children under 5 are underweight and nearly 20pc are overweight."First 1,000 days are the most critical period of growth and development in a child's life,&q…