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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 >>


The State of the World’s Children 2008 is available as a report in English, French, Spanish and Arabic and as a multi-media version in English, French and Spanish. To download the full report as a PDF click on the links below.

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The Full ReportThe State of the World’s Children 2008 assesses the state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children today. These issues serve as sensitive barometers of a country’s development and wellbeing and as evidence of its priorities and values. Investing in the health of children and their mothers is a human rights imperative and one of the surest ways for a country to set its course towards a better future.

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