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"This book is addressed to a broad multidisciplinary audience from the international community concerned about the global problem of brain damage due to iodine deficiency and its elimination by the consumption of iodized salt. This book reports the progress of the Global Program since the elimination-goal was adopted by the World Summit for Children, meeting at the United Nations, New York in 1990. powepoint
By 2000 very significant progress had been achieved with almost 70 per cent of households having access to iodized salt. This ensured protection of close to 80 million newborns with a saving of over one billion IQ points. However, there are still 41 million newborns who are not protected. There is therefore a continuing challenge both to increase the coverage and to sustain the coverage already achieved and so achieve the new UN elimination goal, which has been accepted for 2005.
We have the necessary knowledge for this task but there is too often a failure of political will due to ignorance of the great opportunity presented to the current generation to eliminate what is an ancient scourge of mankind going back to 3000BC. This book aims to meet this gap in knowledge and promote the necessary political will. It has been written by representatives from the remarkable Global Partnership of Agencies who are working together with the people and governments of the affected countries towards the goal."
Basil S. Hetzel
I. Introduction: The Nature and Magnitude of the Iodine Deficiency Disorders
III. The Global Partnership: (17 pages)
IV. The Scientific Basis for the Elimination of Brain Damage Due to Iodine Deficiency (25 pages) F. DELANGE; B.S. HETZEL
V. Iodized Salt for the Elimination of IDD (45 pages)
VI. The Role of Education and Communication (25 pages)
VII. The National Program for the Elimination of IDD (45 pages)
VIII. Reports from the Countries & Regions (229 pages)
IX. Sustaining Optimal Iodine Nutrition (26 pages)
X. Conclusion (8 pages)
Appendix 1 Tables from CIDDS, UNICEF, WHO (16 pages)
Index (10 pages)