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Manual / Formats for WIFS

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Brief note on WIFS formats PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (355 KB)
Annexure-1 : WIFS compliance card PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (481 KB)
Format-2 : Class monthly register PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (429 KB)
Format-3 : Monthly school report PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (425 KB)
Format-4 : Monthly block report for ICDS / Education department PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (350 KB)
Format-5 : District monthly report PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (426 KB)
Format-7 (A) : Monthly format for Anganwadi Centres PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (441 KB)
Format-9 : State monthly report PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (351 KB)
Annexure-10: Guidelines on consumption of WIFS tablets  PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (95 KB)

 

IEC material

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Wall Paintings  
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Hoardings  
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Training Material

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GUIDE FOR TRAINING MASTER TRAINERS ON WEEKLY IRON AND FOLIC ACID PROGRAMME PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (1.50 MB)
OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL BASED WIFS PROGRAMME PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (1.13 MB)
OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR ICDS BASED WIFS PROGRAMME PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (985 KB)
TECHNICAL HANDBOOK ON ANAEMIA PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (1.06 MB)
GUIDELINES FOR CONTROL OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANEAMIA PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (2.80 MB)
MONITORING FORMATS WIFS MoHFW-15.10.2012 PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (676 KB)

Job aids

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 Handout for Children PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (907 KB)
 Nutrition and Health Education PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (0.99 MB)

Background

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Programme to meet the challenge of high prevalence and incidence of anaemia amongst adolescent girls and boys. WIFS is evidence based programmatic response to the prevailing anaemia situation amongst adolescent girls and boys through supervised weekly ingestion of IFA supplementation and biannual helminthic control. The long term goal is to break the intergenerational cycle of anaemia, the short term benefits is of a nutritionally improved human capital. The programme, implemented across the country both in rural and urban areas.

Salient features of WIFS:

i. Objective of Weekly Iron Folic acid Supplementation (WIFS) To reduce the prevalence and severity of anaemia in adolescent population (10-19 years).

ii. Target groups

  • School going adolescent girls and boys in 6th to 12th class enrolled in government/government aided/municipal schools.
  • Out of school adolescent girls.

iii. Intervention

  • Administration of supervised Weekly Iron-folic Acid Supplements of 100mg elemental iron and 500ug Folic acid using a fixed day approach.
  • Screening of target groups for moderate/severe anaemia and referring these cases to an appropriate health facility.
  • Biannual de-worming (Albendazole 400mg), six months apart, for control of helminthic infestation.
  • Information and counselling for improving dietary intake and for taking actions for prevention of intestinal worm infestation.

iv Convergence Convergence with key stakeholder ministries like the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Human Resource Development is an essential part of implantation plan of the WIFS programme. Key convergent areas include: joint programme planning, capacity building of nodal service providers including Medical Officers, Anganwadi Worker (AWW) Staff Nurses, School teachers, monitoring and a comprehensive communication component.

v. Current Status: The programme has been rolled out in all States/UTs. The programme covers 11.2 crore beneficiaries including 8.4 crore in-school and 2.8 crore out of school beneficiaries.