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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

External Review of Progress Towards Sustained Optimal Iodine Nutrition in Bulgaria
Network for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency, May 2005

Iodine Deficiency Disorders Situation in Bulgaria
Produced by the national authorities responsible for the implementation and sustainability of IDD elimination policy, and UNICEF, 2004

The Iodine Deficiency Elimination Program in Bulgaria: A Review of Program Components and Progress to Date
Trip Report, UNICEF, November 2002

“IDD Status in Bulgaria”
28th Annual Meeting of European Thyroid Association
Satellite Meeting of West-Central Europe ICCIDD
Sweden, September 2002
Ivanova L., B. Lozanov, Zv. Timcheva

“IDD Status in Bulgaria" (Power Point)

IDD prevention program in Bulgaria
Progress of Universal Salt Iodization
Ludmila Ivanova, Bulgaria, 2004

Success of IDD elimination program in Bulgaria through USI
Mission report
UNICEF (Gregory Gerasimov) September, 2001

ADVOCACY

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COMMUNICATION

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LEGISLATION

Legislation on IDD Control as a Part of Effective Preventive Strategies in Bulgaria (Power Point)
L. Ivanova, Tz. Timtcheva

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SALT PRODUCTION

Bulgarian Iodized Salt Project Report
L. Rossi, June 2002

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MONITORING

Results of the National Representative Survey on Endemic Goiter and Iodine Status in Bulgaria
June 2003
In connection with the implementation of the National program on elimination of Iodine-deficiency diseases (IDD), the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria organized a representative survey on the prevalence of endemic goiter and iodine status in the country, which was carried out in the months of May-June 2003.

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FACT SHEET
Population:
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7,897,000
Annual no. of births:
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62,000
Median UI concentration in school children (mcg/L) (year):
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198
(2003)
Households using adequately iodized salt (>15 ppm iodine):
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98%
(2003)
Production of IS maintained without external support :
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Yes
National law/regulation on IS:
(table Y, food grade Y, animal N)
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Yes
Enforcement system:
(production Y, import N , market Y)

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