All of the social programs of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis) are going to work in the fight against anemia, through the Multisectorial Plan to combat the scourge, and which is mainly aimed at protecting children under 36 months of age.
The announcement was made by Liliana La Rosa, head of this sector, on a press conference. She said to El Peruano yesterday that “from the Midis we decided that all social programs work in the fight against anemia, Cuna Más, Qali Warma, Foncodes, Juntos, Pensión 65, all united to contribute in the fight against anemia and protect our children as a priority”.
La Rosa also informed that the fight against anemia is taking place nationally and “multisectoral instances” have been installed in different municipalities in the country.
“Anemia is democratic and affects everyone, preferentially to the poor, but it also affects the medium and medium-high media,” she said, according to El Peruano.
Also, La Rosa recommended society to promote breastfeeding and an early detection of this disease through timely screening. “And especially our crusade for the consumption of blood. From 6 months, children have to be initiated in the consumption of foods that have iron”, she said.