Do you know that 3.5 billion people in the world are affected by iron deficiency?
Mostly children and women in the developing countries are found to be the victims of anaemia. To deal with this issue, the concept of iron fish emerged. “The Lucky Iron Fish” project was first developed by Canadian health workers in Cambodia in 2008.
Dr. Christopher Charles and his team discovered the revolutionary solution for iron deficiency in Cambodia, as it is the country where almost half of the population is iron deficient. This project aimed to provide a cheap source of Iron. Dr. Charles’ three-inched iron fish weighs around 200 grams and provides 75% of daily recommended adult iron intake and aims to dilute the problem of iron deficiency.
The project has shown surprising results in Cambodia. Let’s find out about some more interesting facts related to the iron fish.
About 30% of the people in the world suffer from Iron deficiency.
The concept of Iron Fish Started from Cambodia.
Few years back, the physical and mental growth of children in Cambodia was too slow and majority of the children were born with the risk of death.
Initially, the concept was started under the name of iron fish. Later on, it was changed to the lucky iron fish.
For the people of Cambodia, the project really came out to be lucky.ource
Using iron fish is very easy.
First place an iron fish in a cooking vessel with few lemon drops and boil it for around 10 minutes. Iron fish does not alter the food taste, it only adds sufficient amount of iron to it.
The project aims to end the problem of iron deficiency in Cambodia.
Convincing the rural people to use iron Fish was quite difficult for the health workers. But, their tireless efforts didn’t go in vain. Nowadays people in Cambodia are using the lucky iron fish on a daily basis.
A small iron fish has made Cambodian children stronger and healthier.
The project has shown some unbelievable results in Cambodia. Just in 9 months, 50% reduction was seen in the incidence of iron deficiency anemia.
The project aims to diminish the problem of iron deficiency from every developing country in the world.
Women in Cambodia are becoming more aware about the Iron fish and rarely forget to use it while cooking.
More than 2,500 Cambodian families are using the Lucky Iron fish daily.
Cambodians are happily accepting the smiling Iron Fish because it is not too costly and easy to use.
Anemia is certainly a major public health issue and this metallic fish seems to have a lot of potential to eradicate the problem.