ICCIDD executive praises Thailand for the solving of Iodine Deficiency

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The Executive Director of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) has praised Thailand for its success in solving Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) cases and suggests Thailand to hold meetings with networking groups.

The Minister of Public Health Prof. Dr. Ratchata Ratchatanawin today welcomed the Executive Director of ICCIDD Prof. Dr. Michael Bruce Zimmermann to exchange views on IDD and tackling the disorder.

The Executive Director of ICCIDD said that Thailand’s effort in fighting IDD has improved significantly, as seen from his visit to the Maha Sarakham and Roi Et provinces earlier during the 27-28 of October.

He suggests that Thailand should hold a cooperative conference with the IDD prevention network both locally and internationally.

The Director-General of the Department of Health (DOH) Pornthep Siriwanarangsan said that the department has been focusing on five measures to prevent cases of IDD.

These measures include the IDD monitoring in pregnant women by supplying iodine supplement tablets to pregnant women onwards up to six months after labour, the use of iodized salt as ingredients for lunch in 20,000 nurseries nationwide, monitoring of the usage of iodized salt in households, campaigns that promote the use of iodized salt to ensure households use iodized salt, and the quality control of iodized seasoning products. – See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNSOC5711020010008#sthash.fZzEz1DE.dpuf

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