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Overcoming anaemia with awareness

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Overcoming anaemia with awareness

Lakshmi of Indukuripalli discovers that knowledge about appropriate food, helps her overcome anaemia

“I am Lakshmi from Indukuripalli village in Anantapur District. I am 14 years old and study in Class 9. I was one of 25 girls who participated in the adolescent girls workshop in my high school at Thavalammarri. They tested my haemoglobin: it was 7gm/dL. I was shocked to know that I was anaemic. The health organizers of RDT consoled me and told me that I should take nutritious food consisting of groundnuts, jaggery, drumstick leaves, other leafy vegetables and above all, my favourite ragi mudda. They also spoke to my parents. I was determined to improve my health and followed the diet suggested by RDT staff. There was another workshop in my high school after 3 months. I was delighted to see my haemoglobin go up to 9gm/dL. I told the health organizers that I will continue the diet and will reach 12gm/dL as quickly as possible.