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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Sustainable Elimination of Iodine Deficiency: Perspectives for Lithuania (Power Point)
UNICEF (Arnold Timmer) December 2003

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

ADVOCACY

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COMMUNICATION

Communication Materials from Lithuania

LEGISLATION

Elimination of Iodine Deficiency in Lithuania: Comments for policy-making (Power Point)
Frits van der Haar (Emory University School of Public Health), December 2003

Note from Government of Lithuania:
Minister of Health amended the Lithuanian Hygiene Norm HN 15:2003 "Hygiene of Foodstuffs" by order No V-255 of 22 April 2004 (published in Official Gazette No 70-2459 of 2004). The Article 16 of the Hygiene Norm sets new requirements for mandatory iodization of salt in Lithuania: "Article 16. With the aim of protection of pubic health against the diseases might by caused by iodine deficiency existing in the geographical region of Lithuania, all food retail outlets, catering and bakery establishments shall use only iodized table salt which contains 20-40 mg/kg of iodine".

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SALT PRODUCTION

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MONITORING

"Monitoring the program of iodine supplementation in Lithuania based on the neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism“ Report
UNICEF, June 2004

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FACT SHEET
Population:
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3,400,000
Annual no. of births:
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29,000
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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10%
(2003)
Production of IS maintained without external support :(all salt imported)
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National law/regulation on IS:
(table Y, food grade N, animal N)
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Y-N
Enforcement system:
(production -, import Y , market N)

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Y-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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No
Elimination of ID is in curriculum:
(primary N, health profession N)
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No
Stage of the programme:
Increase household use
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Incr.
use
Fact sheet sources of information and explanation of categories.
See also: Regional Indicator Framework
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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