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Nurturing young tsunami survivors
At 11 kg-and-100 grams Arun is a handful for his mother. But Saroja is not complaining. Her baby had almost died when the tsunami struck her village in Nagapattinam in December 2004.

Children observe Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention Day in Gujarat
UNICEF Gujarat office launched an IDD awareness campaign on Global IDD Prevention Day at a Higher Secondary School in Gandhinagar in collaboration with Health and Education Departments of Government of Gujarat to promote consumption of iodized salt.

Universal Salt Iodization caravan goes to Ambaji in Gujarat
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Day was observed on 21 October. On the full moon preceding the event, an IDD tableau-caravan was driven to Ambaji, in the state of Gujarat, to educate the thousands of pilgrims visiting the Ambaji temple.

The ‘Iodine Salt Run' in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, on Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Day
2000 children from various schools of Hyderabad, the capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, enthusiastically trooped into the heart of the city wearing blue caps and white T-shirts, to run a 2 km sprint to mark the Global IDD Day.

UNICEF animators make positive behavioural difference in Shivpuri district, MP
Ramshri is on of the three hundred animators supporting UNICEF’s behavioural interventions in district Shivpuri. She is based in village Nohri Kalan. Shivpuri is one of the forty-eight districts in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India.

UNICEF-supported Bhavai performance creates awareness on Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Gujarat
UNICEF has joined hands with Song & Drama Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to launch a public awareness campaign on use of iodized salt through Bhavai, which is a popular medium of behaviour change communication in the state.

View from the Field – on the recent ban on non-iodised salt
East Champaran (Bihar): A large number of districts of Bihar – East and West Champaran included – are known to be Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD)-endemic districts. Low awareness levels about IDD have also added to the increased threat of IDD.

India bans non-iodised salt - A Significant Step
The Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. A. Ramadoss announced the Government of India’s decision to re-instate the ban on the production and sale of non-iodised salt for human consumption.



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