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In addition to the country specific pages two additional pages have been incorporated into this section: Western Europe and CARK (Central Asian Republics and Kazakhstan).

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

Sources of information

Albania UNICEF ISPAT Consultancy report, Schoffelen (2004)
Armenia Review progress towards optimum iodine nutrition Armenia (2002); Information 5-2002; Annual report 2003; USAID report 2003
Azerbaijan USAIDreport2003; Gerasimov 2002;
Belarurs USAIDreport2003; Gerasimov 2002;
Bosnnia Herzegovina KAP study2003; progress report 2002
Bulgaria IDD survey rpt 2004; FNAP(2003-8); ISPAT review, Houston (2002)
Croatia ICCIDD study (year?); PNAP progress summary2002;IDD overview UNICEF (2002)
Georgia Beijing rpt 2003, Nat. survey rpt 2003
Kazakhstan USAID donor rpt 2003; Beijing rpt 2003; IDD Newsletter Feb2004; Donor rpt CDC 2002; Consultancy Varghese 2002
Kyrgyzstan Beijing rpt 2003; ADB JFPR rpt 2003; IDD Newsletter Feb 2004; ADB Consultancy Varghese 2002
Kosovo Micronutrient Survey 2001; USAID donor rpt 2003
Lithuania Consultancy rpt Van der Haar 2003; Trip rpt Timmer 2003
Macedonia External review 2003
Moldova ISPAT review Houston 2002; Trip rpt Timmer 2002; Salt standard 2002
Romania Consultancy rpt Knowles(2003); Consultancy Gerasimov(2000)
Russian Federation IDD Newsletter Feb2004; Beijing rpt2003; Review Gerasimos(2002); Trip report Timmer 2002: KAP study(2000)
Serbia and Montenegro USAID rpt 2003: Update IDD FRY 5-2002; legislation 2001
Tajikistan Beiijing report 2003; ADB JFPR mission rpt 3-2003; Salt Situation Analyis Varghese (2002)
Turkmenistan IDD NEwsletter Feb2004; USAID donorrpt2003; Consultancy Gerasimov 11-2003
Turkey IDD Newsletter Feb 2004; UI survey 2002; Salt Survey rpt 2002; USAID donor rpt 2003; Consultancy Gerasimov 11-2003
Ukraine IDD Newsletter Feb 2004: CDC donor report 2003; CDC MN survey 2002-3; Trip reports Timmer 2003;
Uzbekistan IDD Newsletter Feb2004; USAID donor rpt 2003;