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Central Asian Republics and Kazakhstan (CARK)

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Trip Report: Advise on a National Action Plan for IDD elimination in Latvia
UNICEF (A. Timmer, F. van der Haar), May 2002

Questions and Answers: USI towards elimination of iodine deficiency in Latvia
April 2003

Elimination of Iodine Deficiency in Latvia
(Power Point)

Latvian Food Center (Guntars Selga) 2000

Neonatal Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Screening in Latvia: A Tool for Classification and Monitoring of Optimum Iodine Nutrition
Ruzan H. Gyurjyan, 2004
Report extracted from a Masters of Public Health Thesis
Department of International Health, Emory University
Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.

ADVOCACY

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COMMUNICATION

Status of Iodine Deficiency in Latvia Reconsidered: Results of Nation-wide Survey of 587 Schoolchildren in the Year 2000
Draft article (G. Selga, M. Sauka, and G. Gerasimov) 2000

Communication Materials from Latvia
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LEGISLATION

HEALTHY NUTRITION
Food and Nutrition Action Plan
Concept of the Cabinet of Ministers, Latvia, May 2002

Basic Principles Of The Implementation of the National Plan "Latvia Fit for Children" till 2015
Extracts only (3 pages)

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SALT PRODUCTION

Salt Situation Analysis in Latvia
UNICEF (Andis Brēmanis, Latvian Association of Clinical Nutritionists) 1999

Memo IDD elimination in Baltics and Russia
from Akzo Nobel Salt A/S, April 2002

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MONITORING

Iodine Deficiency in Latvia: results of nation-wide survey of 587 schoolchildren
UNICEF, August 2000

Status of Iodine Deficiency in Latvia Reconsidered: Results of Nation-wide Survey of 587 Schoolchildren in the Year 2000
G. Selga, M. Sauka, and G.Gerasimov

Neonatal Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Screening in Latvia: A Tool for Classification and Monitoring of Optimum Iodine Nutrition
Report extracted from a Masters of Public Health Thesis, Emory University
Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.
Ruzan H. Gyurjyan, 2004

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FACT SHEET
Population:
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2,300,000
Annual no. of births:
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18,000
Median UI concentration in school children (mcg/L) (year):
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NA
Households using adequately iodized salt (>15 ppm iodine):
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NA
Production of IS maintained without external support : (All salt imported)
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-
National law/regulation on IS:
(table N, food grade N, animal N)
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N
Enforcement system:
(production -, import N, market -)

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N
National coalition members include public, private and civil society:
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Y-N
Iodized salt labeling:
(distinct N, education message N)
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N
Elimination of ID is in curriculum:
(primary N, health profession N)
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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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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