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Diagnosis of Acute Malnutrition
Severe Acute Malnutrition
Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Micronutrient Deficiencies

Management of Micronutrient Deficiencies

Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA
Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD)

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Management of Micronutrient Deficiencies

Management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA)

Key steps:

  • All patients with clinical signs of Iron Deficiency Anaemia should receive iron and folic acid supplementation according to their age for 3 months.



Folic Acid

Dose of
Syrup / tablets


< 2 years



4 ml syrup
once a day

Exact dose is 3-6 mg\kg\day. Giving the syrup in doses between ½ to 1 times of weight in ml will give the exact quantity. Hence dose should not exceed weight of the child. eg 8 kg should not receive more than 8 ml.

2-12 years



8 ml syrup
once a day

Adolescents and adults including pregnant mothers



1 tablet
a day

View Detection and Referral of Severe Anaemia

Check WHO protocol for Severe Anaemia

6 March, 2016

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