Health & Economic impact
Anemia causes fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heartbeat, particularly with exercise, shortness of breath and headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, leg cramps
Iron deficiency, most common cause of anemia, impairs cognitive development and leads to a lower IQ.
Iron deficiency weakens the immune system with higher risks for infections
Causes 115,000 maternal deaths/year worldwide
Cognitive & physical costs lead to loss up to ~1.2% of GDP in India