Fellowship focus: Investigations into the prevalence of anaemia and its risk factors in adolescent girls in rural India.

The Maharashtra Anaemia Study (MAS), started by Dr Ahankari in 2013, showed that 87 per cent of adolescent girls in the region were anaemic – a condition which affects physical and cognitive developments, health in pregnancy, and babies’ health. Building on the collaboration between Surrey and KEMHRC, Dr Shah will collaborate with Dr Ahankari to advance work on this topic, using the MAS 2 dataset consisting of 400 adolescent girls. This vital data will inform future anaemia research and findings will be disseminated through journal publications and conferences.