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FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA  
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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

THE CORRECTION OF IODINE DEFICIENCY IN MACEDONIA
National Iodine Deficiency Committee and the UNICEF Office – Skopje, 2004 (216 pages)

External Review of Progress in Macedonia Towards Sustainable Optimal Iodine Nutrition
Report by the Team of Experts nominated by the Network for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency, 19-23 May 2003

Macedonia Success IDD Elimination Story
Borislav Karanfilski, President, National Iodine Deficiency Committee, Macedonia
2004

NATIONAL IODINE DEFICIENCY COMMITTEE OF MACEDONIA

Protocol of National Committee

Annual Reports of committee:
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000
2001
2002
2003
 

Programme of Activities:
2000
2001
2003
2004

 

 

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ADVOCACY

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COMMUNICATION

Iodine Deficiency Disorder in the Republic Of Macedonia: Conditions, Consequences and Prevention Opportunities (54 pages)
The scientific research was managed by Borislav Karanfilski, Skopje, 1996

Press Conference speech of UNICEF Representative on the elimination of Iodine Deficiency in Macedonia
May 2003

Article: "Stratus has salted Macedonia with
140 tons of non iodized salt"

Vecer Newspaper, June 2002

Communication Materials from Macedonia

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LEGISLATION

Rule Book on the Quality of the Edible Salt
Salt Legislation: On the basis of article 86 of the Act on Standardization ("Off. Reg. of RM" no. 23/95).

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SALT PRODUCTION

Salt Survey in Macedonia (12 pages)
The State Institute for Health Protection, 2002

Report on “Monitoring of the Iodization of the Table Salt in Macedonia
UNICEF (Republic Institute for Health Protection: Lenche Kolevska) May 2000

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MONITORING

“Iodine Status of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women in Macedonia"

Iodization Status of the Cooking Salt in the Households of Pregnant Women and Women in the Lactation Period (7 pages)
UNICEF (Republic Institute of Health Care: Lenche Kolevska), July 2001

Iodine Status of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women in Macedonia (4 pages)
Analysis of urinary data from 1995 to 2000
Borislav Karanfilski, 2000

Iodine status in Macedonia 2002 (4 page summary)
based on iodine excretion, thyroid gland palpation and determination of the thyroid gland size with ultrasonography

Investigation of the Iodine Content in the Table Salt in Macedonia (3 page summary)
April 2000

Urinary survey tables 1999

Urinary survey tables 1998

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FACT SHEET
Population:
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2,056,000
Annual no. of births:
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29,000
Median UI concentration in school children (mcg/L) (year):
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198.5
(2002)
Households using adequately iodized salt (>15 ppm iodine):
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90%
(2003)
Production of IS maintained without external support :
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National law/regulation on IS:
(table Y, food grade Y, animal N)
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Yes
Enforcement system:
(production Y, import Y , market Y)

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Yes
National coalition members include public, private and civil society:
...........................................................
Yes
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


2003 External Review: Team leader Paolo Vitti with the Minister of Health, Mr Redzep Selmani, the head of UNICEF in Macedonia, Debora Comini and head of the IDD committee, Borislav Karanfilski
     
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