In 2004 Turkmenistan became the fourth country in the world to achieve universal salt iodization and the first nation in Central Asia to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders. Political will and global health partnerships have proved decisive in the country’s campaign to help protect hundreds of thousands of children from this debilitating condition. Read more >>
Meeting the child survival challenge
The State of Asia-Pacific’s Children 2008 highlights the need to position child survival at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region’s development and human rights agenda. This inaugural Asia-Pacific edition of The State of the World’s Children offers a regional perspective to trends in child survival and health and outlines possible solutions to accelerate progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
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