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SAAMAR Campaign by Jharkhand government

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  • April 12, 2021
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SAAMAR Campaign by Jharkhand government

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Policies and interventions 

In news

  • SAAMAR (Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anemia Reduction) campaign has been launched by Jharkhand government to tackle malnutrition in the state.

Key takeaways 

  • The campaign aims to identify anaemic women and malnourished children and converge various departments to effectively deal with the problem 
  • It has a 1000 days target, under which annual surveys will be conducted to track the progress.
  • To tackle severe acute malnutrition children, every Anganwadi Centres will be engaged to identify these children and subsequently will be treated at the Malnutrition Treatment Centres.
  • In the same process the anaemic women will also be listed and will be referred to health centres in serious cases.
  • Angawadi’s Sahayika and Sevika will take them to the nearest Health Centre where they will be checked again and then registered on the portal of State Nutrition Mission.

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