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Posted on : 2019-05-20





DATE:  03/04/19

VENUE: Community Health Center, Nanniyode, Palakkad

COORDINATOR: Dr.V.Karthikeyan, & Mr.Mahesh TM, Department of Pharmacy Practice Grace College of Pharmacy, Palakkad.

CLASS AND YEAR: V- Pharm D, 2018-2019


The campaign's main goal is to raise awareness about proper nutrition for mothers and their kids since birth. And teach them what role proper nutrition plays on the kid’s physical and mental growth through their lives.

An anemia awareness campaign was organized by Department of pharmacy practice, Grace College of Pharmacy, Palakkad at Community Health Center (CHC), Nanniyode, Palakkad on 03/04/2019 from 10.00 AM to 1.30PM.

The programme was inaugurated by Dr.Sheeja Pandakkalakath of Community Health Center (CHC), Nanniyode, Palakkad.

A session was taken by Mr.Johny (Health officer) on Anemia. India has the world’s largest population of malnourished children. Iron Deficiency Anemia is a major public health problem affecting brain development, growth, cognitive development and work capacity of a large proportion of population, which indirectly affects the progress of the children and the entire nation. Anemia is a blood disorder. Blood is a vital liquid that flows through your veins and arteries.

  • In anemia, your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells (RBCs).
  • Anemia occurs when your body makes too few RBCs, destroys too many RBCs, or loses too many RBCs.
  • Mild anemia may have no signs or symptoms. If you do develop signs and symptoms, you may have tiredness, weakness, or pale or yellowish skin.
  • As anemia gets worse, you also may experience faintness or dizziness, increased thirst, sweating, weak and rapid pulse, or fast breathing.
  • Anemia can diagnose by simple blood investigation.
  • Take iron rich diet.
  • If you suspect you have iron deficiency anemia, do not take iron pills without consulting your doctor. Taking iron pills could delay the diagnosis of a serious problem such as colorectal cancer or a bleeding ulcer.
  • Eat healthy fiber contain diet.
  • Include green leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet and take balance diet.

Expected Outcome

General public in and around Nanniyode enthusiastically participated in the event. Approximately 82 patients were counseled by the students. During the camp, pamphlets containing basic facts and information on Anemia were distributed to all the participants. In this way, adolescent girls and women will have the understanding to their basic self health care. Nutritionists encouraged families to re-prioritize their spending and allot a portion of their budget towards consumption of iron supplements or iron-rich foods. Doctors and Nurses showcased examples of how an iron rich balanced diet can help adolescents experience a better quality of life while feeling more alert and energetic along with high level of concentration, immunity, muscle function, memory and academic excellence.