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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

National Strategy and Plan of Actions on Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiency in Azerbaijan
Ministry of Health, Micronutrients Workshop, Ankara,
September 2004 (Power Point)

Progress of IDD Elimination through Universal Salt Iodization and Strengthening of IDD/USI Monitoring System in Azerbaijan
UNICEF (G. Gerasimov) June 2002

Review of IDD elimination programme in Azerbaijan
UNICEF, June 2003 (Power Point)

Iodine Deficiency Disorders and Salt Iodization (IDD/USI ) in Azerbaijan
UNICEF, 2004

ADVOCACY

Independent Consumers Union (ICU) of Azerbaijan
Presentation covering false advertising in regard to iodized salt packaging and appeals to the government for continued action toward USI. (Power Point)

Damage Assessment Report on Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency in Azerbaijan
Leadership Briefing, January 2004

COMMUNICATION

Communication Materials from Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Republic Independent consumers union Report «iodine deficiency problem (IDD) and universal salt iodinization (USI)»
Baku –2002

Azerbaijan Republic, Independent Consumers Union
Report on market monitoring on the situation of iodinized salt usage

Duration of monitoring: 15.03.2003-30.04.2003

Sociological Survey Conducted on "Condition of usage of iodinized salt among Azerbaijan Republic population Azerbaijan Republic
Independent Consumers Union, September 2002

Worth the Salt: Fighting Iodine Deficiency in Azerbaijan
ICCIDD Newsletter, February 2002, pages 13-15

LEGISLATION

Decree, Republic of Azerbaijan on the Prevention of Iodine Deficiency Disorders
Government of Azerbaijan

SALT PRODUCTION

Salt Situation Analysis
UNICEF, May 1999

MONITORING

Final Report on the monitoring of the market with regard to the usage of iodized salt
Independent Consumers Union (ICU), November 2003

Prevention and Treatment of IDD in Azerbaijan
June 2000

Report on first medical results six months after beginning a campaign to eliminate IDD in Azerbaijan. The campaign was focused in the prevention and treatment of goiter among 227,000 schoolchildren, aged 8-16 years. In 1999 each child received 1 capsule containing 190 mg of iodized oil (Lipiodol). Medical estimation were later conducted just prior to a second dose administered in April 2000.

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FACT SHEET
Population:
....................................................
8,370,000
Annual no. of births:
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148,000
Median UI concentration in school children (mcg/L) (year):
...........................................................
NA
Households using adequately iodized salt (>15 ppm iodine):
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70%
(2003)
Production of IS maintained without external support :
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No
National law/regulation on IS:
(table N, food grade Y, animal N)
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Y-N
Enforcement system:
(production N, import N, market N)

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No
National coalition members include public, private and civil society:
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Yes
Iodized salt labeling:
(distinct N, education message N)
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No
Elimination of ID is in curriculum:
(primary N, health profession Y)
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Y-N
Stage of the programme:
Building commitment
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Bldg.
Fact sheet sources of information and explanation of categories.
See also: Regional Indicator Framework