Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUPS -

One in three preg­nant women in Chin State are suf­fer­ing from anaemia, ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the Min­istry of Health and Sport. U Aung Myat Kyaw, who is chair­man of SUN CSA Myan­mar (Scal­ing Up Nu­tri­tion Civil So­ci­ety Al­liance), said that the is­sue is due to a lack of pro­tein and iron in women’s di­ets dur­ing preg­nancy. The Min­istry of Health and Sport first re­ported the find­ings re­gard­ing anaemia in a sur­vey en­ti­tled “Myan­mar Nu­tri­tion and Eat­ing Habits” in Fe­bru­ary. Anaemia de­vel­ops when a per­son’s body has a low red blood cell, or haemoglobi­n, count. It can be treated with changes to the affected per­son’s diet or iron sup­ple­ments. For preg­nant women, it can cause dif­fi­cul­ties giv­ing birth and in­crease the risk of ma­ter­nal death.

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