May 2016

IDD Newsletter

In this issue:
  • Lebanon rallies to fight IDD
  • 69th WHA: status report on the elimination of iodine deficiency disorders
  • Iodine deficiency re-emerges in Cambodia as vigilance slips
  • Estimating inadequate and excessive iodine intakes from the distribution of urinary iodine concentrations
  • Iodine deficiency in the UK: grabbing the low-hanging fruit
  • IDD in Slovakia: 65 years of prevention
  • Fortifying bread with iodized salt improves iodine status in New Zealand
  • Mild iodine deficiency persists in districts of Odisha
  • Do pregnant women in iodine-sufficient areas need iodine supplements?
  • Guinea-Bissau revives USI thanks to new technology
  • The IGN Annual Report 2015: Accelerating progress towards IDD elimination
Meetings and Announcements:
  • Vietnam adopts a decree on mandatory food fortification
  • World Thyroid Day in the Philippines
  • Seminar on iodine and health held in Porto
  • IGN at EAGxBoston global conference
  • Sri Lanka gears up for a national iodine survey
  • Harmonizing salt iodization and sodium reduction strategies in Oman



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