Iodine Deficiency Disease Control Programme


Iodine deficiency is a public health problem. Though the full flashed blown cases of IDD disorders are not seen, but problem this disorder still exists in the district. There is Act for mandatory supplying of the iodize salt in the district; it is being supplied also through ICDS. Since there is provision of industrial salt and animal salt which are not iodized so there is fewer guarantees for 100% availability of iodized salt for human consumption.

Goal :
To achieve the goal of consumption of adequate iodized salt use in household up to 90% by the end of 2012

Objectives :

  • To increase availability of iodized salt at household and retailer outlets.

  • Promote the use of iodized salt through awareness generation with the help of ASHA and IEC material in the community.

  • Educating population about the importance of Iodized salt.

  • Upscale supply of iodized salt in place of common salt and bend on the shops/outlet those selling salt without iodine.

  • To improve the use of iodized salt with awareness generation in Village health and Nutrition Day and School Health Programme at grass root level.

  • Salt will be tested by ANM and Doctors at Village health & Nutrition Day and School Health Programme.

  • Regular sampling /Laboratory testing /monitoring of iodized salt with the help of CFI and Health Inspectors.

  • Orientation and training programme for ASHA, AWW and ANM at block level testing of salt, regarding benefit and use of iodized salt.

Out Comes :

  • Reduction in use of iodized free salt and use of iodized salt will be increase.

  • Awareness among the community will be increase about the benefit of use of iodized salt.

  • Availability of Iodized salt in retailer shop and cases of goiter will reduce.

Strategies :

In order to achieve the above objectives, the following strategies are planned:

  • Availability of iodized salt at household and retailer outlets.

  • Awareness generation among community and population about the importance of Iodized salt.

  • Iodized salt available at shops/outlet.

  • Salt testing in Village Health & Nutrition Day and School Health Programme by ANM and Doctors.

  • Sampling/Laboratory testing/monitoring of iodized salt with the help of Designated officer and Health Inspectors. Accuse of selling of iodized free will be punished.

  • ASHA, AWW and ANM are trained at block level regarding benefit and use of iodized salt.

Activities :

  • Regular inspection/testing of salt at the shops of Wholesaler and retailer outlets.

  • BCC activity through ASHA, AWW and ANM to awareness the community about importance of Iodized salt.

  • Salt testing kit distribution from CMO office to ANM and Doctor.

  • Orientation programme for ASHA, AWW and ANM regarding are trained at block level regarding benefit and use of iodized salt.

  • Awareness and continued dialog with salt producer and traders to obtained their commitment and support for production of adequate iodized salt.

  • Continued political support to continue with the ban on sale of non-iodized salt for human consumption.

  • Activity plan will be developed for each activity.