Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common form of malnutrition in the world and is the leading cause of disease in girls and women in developing countries. In India, two- third of the women in the child bearing age are estimated to suffer from iron deficiency anemia. Reports indicate that 15% of all maternal deaths are attributed to anemia.
Prevalence of anemia among women in India is a burden for them, for their families, and for the economic development and productivity of the country. Whereas, severe anemia is closely related to risk of mortality, even mild anemia carries health risks and reduces the capacity to work. Till date more than 16 CAMPS have been organized for anemia.