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Child Development & Iron Deficiency


Iron deficiency anemia is a major health problem affecting more than 2 billion people — more than one-third of the entire world population. Pregnant women and preschool children are the two groups that suffer the most from iron deficiency anemia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 51% of children under 4 years old in developing countries are anemic. The main nutritional cause is iron deficiency owing to a diet that provides too little iron, poor absorption of most dietary iron, and the presence of other dietary factors that inhibit iron absorption.
(This publication is made possible by support from Micronutrient Global Leadership, a project to the Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition, Global Health Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development.)


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