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South Asia Regional Office of ICCIDD Global Network Participates in 67th Regional Committee Meeting of WHO-SEARO 

Participants of the Regional Meeting
Participants of the Regional Meeting

Health Ministers of South-East Asia Region with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Ms. Sheikh Hasina Wajid,  Director General of WHO Dr. Margaret Chan and Regional Director, WHO-SEARO Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh
Health Ministers of South-East Asia Region with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Ms. Sheikh Hasina Wajid, Director General of WHO Dr. Margaret Chan and Regional Director, WHO-SEARO Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh

ICCIDD Global Network’s South Asia Regional Office participated in recently held 67th Regional Committee Meeting of World Health Organization’s (WHO) South East Asia Region. The meeting was held at Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9-12 September 2014. Apart from senior officials from WHO, the meeting was attended by Health Ministers and other senior officials from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from 11 member countries of the South East Asia Region of WHO. Dr. Kapil Yadav, National Coordinator (India), ICCIDD Global Network read a statement on iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) during the meeting. The statement focused on the Importance of IDD as a public health problem, its impact of human growth and development and activities undertaken by ICCIDD Global Network in the region for sustainable elimination of IDD. The statement underlined the commitment of ICCIDD Global Network for harmonization of salt iodization and salt reduction strategies and exhorted the member countries to mainstream the activities for elimination of IDD as an essential maternal and child health intervention.

Read full statement here