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National review and progress toward sustainable ID elimination

Terms of Reference for USI programmes





Development and implementation of USI and IDD elimination programmes is supported by global and regional policies developed over the past several years at key meetings and conferences. See also the Gloabal Policy and Regional Policy pages.

IDD Programme Action Components and Partners (POWER POINT)
UNICEF (Frits van der Haar)

IDD Elimination Programme: Key elements for developing a National Plan of Action (POWER POINT)
Frits van der Haar, (Moldova workshop) November 2004

FOOD FORTIFICATION: Need for a more proactive approach (PDF) 4 pages

Forming National Coalitions for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency (POWER POINT)
UNICEF/CDC Workshop to Strengthen Micronutrient Strategies
Alma Ata, 28 March 2003

Suggestions for outline of National Plan of Action for IDD elimination (2 pages)

Steps to Build a Food Fortification Program
Experience suggests that the following steps can lead to a successful fortification program:


1. Sensitize key policy makers through effective advocacy
2. Identify appropriate food vehicle(s)
3. Assess technical and economic feasibility of fortifying the vehicles identified
4. Develop a public/private partnership
5. Formulate national fortification policies and plans
6. Establish standards for voluntary fortification and/or legislation for mandatory fortification
7. Transfer and/or locally adapt existing technology
8. Establish/strengthen industry quality assurance and control
9. Establish an effective government monitoring and evaluation system
10. Develop a marketing and behavior change strategy


See also under Monitoring: Assessing Country Progress in Universal Salt Iodization Programmes - Iodized Salt Program odized Salt Program Assessment Tool (ISPAT)

Sustaining Success (PDF) 5 pages
UNICEF (David P Haxton)


"Sustaining success requires new approaches and innovative alliances between the private productive sector, the national civil society and the government policy and regulatory groups. It requires commitment to the new norm of consumption of appropriate daily amounts of iodine as the new norm."


Sustainable Elimination of Iodine Deficiency (Disorders) (Power Point)
Perspective for Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia on “Realizing USI”
UNICEF (A. Timmer), April 2004




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