National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) &
Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation Programme (WIFS)

As a holistic approach, State has launched National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) programe in June 2014 as per GoI guideline to prevent & control Anemia in different age group through life cycle approach

Under National Iron Plus Initiative State is being ensured IFA supplementation in 6 to 60 month children, 5 to 10 years children and adolescents of 10 to 19 years age group through 92,195 Aganwadi centres, 85,113 Primary schools and 70,669 middle, high and higher secondary schools.

Key Achievements

Facilitation of Media meet in July 2015 chaired by UNICEF goodwill ambassador, Ms. Priyanka Chopra (Bollywood actress) for creating mass awareness among adolescents as per initiative of MoHFW and convergence with A&C division, UNICEF field office of Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh is the First state who has procured WIFS –Junior – IFA Pink (45mg) and supplementation of the same is being ensured through AWCs and 85,113 Govt. Govt. Aided primary Schools

National Deworming Day on 10th February 2015

The state of Madhya Pradesh has conducted National Deworming Day (NDD) on 10th February 2015 in all 51 districts in convergence with the DoE, DoWCD, Tribal Department and other development partners (DtWI, UNICEF & MI). The total target beneficiaries between the ages of 1-19 years were approximately 2.08 crore out of which the state could reach out and render deworming service to approximately 1.84 crore children with the coverage of 89%.

The reporting system has been shifted to the ASHA and CUG messages are being sent to the field functionaries on monthly basis thereby streamlining the timely reporting of WIFS. Wall paintings of WIFS in middle, high and higher secondary schools of 17 HPDs have been completed for rendering visibility to the WIFS programme. WIFS component has been included in the teacher’s training curriculum of Department of School Education also.