Project Completed

Since 2011, the enforcement of salt iodization in Ethiopia has dramatically increased the coverage of iodized salt; according to recent surveys, approximately 95% of salt contains some iodine, but only one quarter of salt is “adequately iodized”: containing the appropriate concentrations of iodine to alleviate iodine deficiency disorders. To improve the coverage of adequately iodized salt, GroundWork is providing technical support to GAIN by assessing Ethiopia’s salt iodization program and recommending improvements to the government’s regulatory monitoring and surveillance system. In particular, GroundWork has identified critical control points for iodized salt and developed monitoring tools to strengthen the capacity of the government’s regulatory agency.

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