COUNTRY SPECIFIC FACT SHEETS - (last updated: April 2005)
On the following country pages you will find fact sheets related to the country's progress toward achieving the elimination of iodine deficiency through USI. The following tables provide additional information explaining the critical success factors on the fact sheets and the sources of the data. For more detailed information please refer to the regional indicator framework.
Explanation of critical success factors for USI management
Median Urinary Iodine (UI) Concentration in school children at national level in the most recent survey - provided in micrograms per litre (mcg/L and year)
Per cent households using adequately iodized salt (> 15 ppm iodine) (% and year)
Producers of iodized salt fully maintain production without external support (i.e. no support for KIO3, AND equipment, AND lab supplies) (Y/N)
Is there a national law or regulation on IS?
To what type of salt does the law/regulation apply? (table salt, food grade salt, animal salt)
Enforcement system is in place at:
(Production level, Import level, Market level (retail/wholesale))
The national IDD Coalition membership includes:
i) Public Partners - Ministers, Health officers, Department of Agriculture, etc.;
ii) Private Partners - salt producers and importers; and
iii) Civil Society Partners - Consumer Groups, NGOs, etc.
Labels for iodized salt are clearly distinct from non-iodized salt and recognizable to consumers (Yes/No), and, are there educational messages about iodine on the iodized salt labels (Yes/No)
Elimination of ID is included in the curriculum at what levels?
(Elementary/Primary school, Health Profession training)
Stage of the ID elimination programme
a. Building political commitment
b. Increase the supply of iodized salt
c. Consolidation and sustaining success
d. Achievement of ID elimination