EMRO Technical Publication Series Series 35

Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

A Manual for Health Workers

December 2008
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    18th December 2008
  • ISBN 9789290215790
  • Language English
  • Pages 96 pp.
  • Size 6.5" x 9.5"

This manual presents an overview of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) and provides detailed instructions in the monitoring and evaluation of IDD control and prevention programs. Health and nutrition program staff working at the provincial, district and field levels in the public health sector will find this guide particularly useful. It may also be used by interested iodized salt producers and those involved in the formulation of health and nutrition policy and programs. The manual provides information on the selection of appropriate process and impact indicators and techniques on conducting IDD program assessments.

Introduction; 1) Iodine deficiency disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; 2) Assessment of iodine deficiency disorders; 3) Control of iodine deficiency disorders; 4) The iodinzation process; 5) Framework for assessing progress towards optimum iodine nutrition