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The high level of poverty in Kyrgyzstan is resulting in a high prevalence of anemia in women. More than half of the women of child-bearing age are anemic. Apart from the problems this causes for the woman, the children she gives birth to are often anemic, have a weak immunity and are mentally and physically retarded.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Alertnet - IRIN
About: Poverty driving up anemia rates
Date: 15 November 2004
Source: Alertnet - IRIN
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