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Our vision is a world where all people attain optimal iodine nutrition and children can reach their full cognitive potential.

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25th National Coalition for Sustained Optimal Iodine Intake (NCSOII) held at conference hall, UNICEF country office, New Delhi on 22nd November 2017




Key Discussion Points

  1. Welcome address given by Dr. Pandav and discussion of agenda. Dr. Pandav thanked Dr. Gayatri for hosting the meeting at UNICEF office and also congratulated Nutrition International (NI) for completing 25 years.
  2. Confirmation of 24th NCSOII minutes of the meeting
  3. Dr. Aniket gave a brief update on the review meeting cum capacity building workshop under NIDDCP held in Bhopal. ICCIDD gave presentation on, ‘Recent developments in IDD and their prevention.’
  4. Discussion on closure of Salt Commissioners Office (SCO). In light of closure of SCO, Dr. Pandav suggested that we should approach Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as coalition not as an individual organisation. Mr. Ansari gave a detailed presentation on the issues, which will have to be taken care of once SCO closes.
  5. Screening of video film on Quality Assurance procedures of testing iodine in salt by Nutrition International. The objective of the video was to standardize the methods used in salt manufacturing process.
  6. ICCIDD work update


Mr. Ansari gave brief details about the 7th Bihar State Coalition meeting in Patna. Dr. Pandav gave updates regarding 70th WHO Regional Committee for South East Asia held in Maldives, centenary year celebrations at National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad and National Conference on Mission Malnutrition Free India 2022 held at New Delhi.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks given by Dr. Pandav.