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Peru President: We will win the fight against anemia

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President Martin Vizcarra expressed confidence that Peruvians will be able to win the fight against anemia by working together in this sense.

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Within this framework, the Head of State requested efforts to be undertaken at all government levels, along with parents.

"We want to tell the whole country, from Huanta in Ayacucho (region), that we are going to combat and win the fight against anemia. Together, we can do it," he expressed.

A sign of that commitment is the participation of the Ministers of Health, Culture, and Development-Social Inclusion, who also arrived in the Andean city to join the President in such effort.

In his speech, the Head of State stressed the government does have a strategy to combat that condition currently affecting 43.6% of Peruvian children, according to official figures.

In this sense, the statesman highlighted the fact that the percentage of children with anemia has fallen from 65% to 12% in Huanta thanks to the responsible efforts undertaken in the area.

"We have a whole strategy to fight anemia, and we are convinced we can indeed combat it... We want to replicate across the entire country the example set by Ayacucho (region)," he concluded.

Remarks were made in Huanta where Mr. Vizcarra arrived to participate in the launch of the First National Day Against Anemia.

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