The faculty of Applied Health Sciences Technology organized a symposium entitled “Iron Deficiency anemia a global and regional perspective- Egypt” given by Dr. Amany Salama, a Lecturer in the Nutrition Department. The symposium was held on Tuesday, 1 December 2020. This symposium covered the causes of anemia and the commonest cause is iron deficiency as well as other causes such as:
- Acute and chronic infections that result in inflammation and haemorrhages.
- Deficiencies of other vitamins and minerals especially folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin A.
- Genetically inherited traits such as thalassemia.
It is worth mentioning that iron-deficiency anaemia effects the daily life of individuals.