Experiences in the prevention, control and elimination of iodine deficiency disorders: a regional perspective.

@article{Azizi2004ExperiencesIT,
  title={Experiences in the prevention, control and elimination of iodine deficiency disorders: a regional perspective.},
  author={Fereidoun Azizi and Ladan Mehran},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={761-70}
}
Before 1987, iodine deficiency was not considered an issue of major importance in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Progress began with a systematic national study of goitre and other iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1983. Following a major review of the prevalence of IDD in member states, Guidelines for national programmes for the control of iodine deficiency disorders in the EMR were published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in… CONTINUE READING

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