Browsing Technical documents by Subject "Iodine"
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(EUR/ICP/LVNG 01 01 01, 2000)The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Summit for Children established an objective in 1990 for the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) by the year 2000. A mid-decade target for universal salt iodization was adopted to accomplish this objective. Consequently, a worldwide action plan has been initiated to promote programmes to overcome IDD. The information presented in this document has been assembled from questionnaires completed by nutrition counterparts at ministries of health in the participating countries regarding ...
Workshop on stable iodine prophylaxis after nuclear accidents : report on a WHO workshop, Helsinki, Finland 17-19 September 2000 (EUR/01/5020969, 2001)In December 1999 WHO issued updated Guidelines on Stable Iodine Prophylaxis after Nuclear Accidents, drawing on new evidence arising from the Chernobyl accident. The Workshop consisted of several presentations on the evidence underpining the Guidelines and extensive discussion by the participants, who were all respondible at country level for implementing measures to mitigate exposure after nuclear accidents. The discussions particularly stressed the practical aspects of implementing stable iodine prophylaxis in the way recommended, namely with ...