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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Progress in elimination of iodine deficiency in Romania
Final Report of a Mission to Romania,
UNICEF (Gregory Gerasimov) October 2004

Status of IDD Control and Elimination Program in Romania: a Step Away from Universal Salt Iodization?
Mission Report
UNICEF (Gregory Gerasimov), June 25-30, 2000

Progress of IDD elimination program in Romania through Universal Salt Iodization
Mission Report
UNICEF (Ludmila Ivanova), May 2004

Monitoring of the Progress toward Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency in Romania (39 pages)
Report of a Technical Assistance Mission
CDC, Jacky Knowles, April 2003

Universal Salt Iodination and Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Romania (Power Point)
presented at Kiwanis International Conference
UINICEF, June 2003

ADVOCACY

National Workshop on Health Education
“Prevention of IDD – School campaign”
“Prevention of avian influenza transmission to humans – School campaign”
June 8-10, 2006
Poiana Brasov

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COMMUNICATION

IDD Prevention Campaign 2003 (15MB)
(Power Point)

UNICEF, 2003

IDD Prevention Proposed Communication Strategy
PSI, 2002

IDD Prevention Communication Action Plan (Excel Table)
UNICEF (developed by PSI), 2002

National Media Recall Survey (51 pages)
An evaluation of the effectiveness of the IDD Prevention campaign conducted in 2002 - 2003.
UNICEF (PSI, Mercury Research), December 2003

Consumer Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP)
research conducted by PSI Romania
with support from UNICEF
2002

Research Methodologies and Summary of Key findings
UNICEF (PSI Romania), 2002

Findings from In-depth Interviews and Focus Groups
UNICEF (PSI Romania), 2002

Findings from the Household Survey (28 p.)
UNICEF (PSI Romania), 2002
(7 page summary)

Findings from Target Group Index Analysis (16 p.)
UNICEF (PSI Romania), 2002

 
Communication Materials from Romania
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LEGISLATION

Government of Romania Decision
Regarding universal iodization of salt intended for human and animal consumption and for use in the food industry on the territory of Romania.

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SALT PRODUCTION

Findings from Salt Distribution Survey 2003 (51 p.)
UNICEF (PSI Romania), 2003

Findings from Salt Distribution Survey 2002 (48 p.)
UNICEF (PSI Romania), 2002

Iodine content of commercial salt collected from the distribution network, warehouses and salt mines (4 pages) prepared by the Institute for Public Health in Bucharest, 2003

Pickling Study, Romania 2003

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MONITORING

Iodine Deficiency in Pregnant Women (3 page summary) Research conducted in 2003 -2004 by the Institute for Mother and Child Care in Romania
UNICEF, 2004

For more surveys see also the Communication and the Salt Production sections above.

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FACT SHEET
Population:
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22,334,000
Annual no. of births:
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233,000
Median UI concentration in school children (mcg/L) (year):
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64
(----)
Households using adequately iodized salt (>15 ppm iodine):
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53%
(2002)
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 N, import N, market N)

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No
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 N, health profession N)
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No
Stage of the programme:
Increase supply
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Supp.
Fact sheet sources of information and explanation of categories.
See also: Regional Indicator Framework
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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