Action - Iodin deficiency disorders control programme - Salt iodization - Adolescents|Infants and young children|Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)|Women of reproductive age (WRA)

Programme: Iodin deficiency disorders control programme

Programme description

The programme focuses on the promotion of iodised salt consumption to elimate IDDs which are highly prevalent in Ghana. This done through sensitization of the public, training of salt producers and law enforcement agencies.

Programme type

National

References

  • GHS/University of Ghana. Proceedings for the National Workshop on Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Ghana. 1994
  • GHS/UNICEF. Ghana National Stretegy II: Achieving Universal Salt Iodisation. 2009
  • GHS/UNiversity of Ghana/UNICEF. Biological Impact Assessment Study on Salt Iodisation Programme in Ghana. 2007
  • GHS/UNICEF, Market Resaerch Study on Iodated Salt: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practicesof Consumers, Traders, and Producers in Ghana
Status: 
On-going

Start date:

January
1996
Area: 
Urban
Rural
Peri-urban
Place: 
The 10 region of Ghana
Target group: 
Adolescents
Infants and young children
Lactating women (LW)
Pregnant women (PW)
Women of reproductive age (WRA)
Delivery: 
Commercial
Community-based
Hospital/clinic
Kindergarten/school
Media
Primary health care center
Implementation details : 
  • Capacity building of salt producers
  • Enforcement of the public Health Amendment Act 2012 Act 851 by law enforcement agencies
  • Sensitation of salt produce & traders, policy makers, religious & traditional leaders and the media, on the importance of iodated salt
Target population size : 
Nationwide
Coverage level (%): 
Nationwide
Outcome indicator(s): 
  • Household iodated salt consumption levels
  • Market coverage of iodated salt
  • Total goitre rates
  • Urinary and salt iodine levels
M&E system: 
  • Rapid salt test kits in use by the security agencies to determine iodine levels in salt at the boarder posts, internal road check points
  • Food and Drugs Authority undertakes factory inspection on the adequacy of salt iodation in the factories.
Baseline: 
Total goitre rates, household iodised salt consumption, market coverage of iodised salt, urinary and salt iodine concentrations
Post-intervention: 

Total goitre rates, household iodised salt consumption, market coverage of iodised salt, urinary and salt iodine concentrations

Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups
Sex

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