7.3.2  Rationale for action against iodine deficiency

  • Universal salt iodisation (USI) can lead to an increase of the average intelligence of the entire school age population by as much as 13 points
  • Salt iodisation will improve the physical and mental development of millions of people
  • The intellectual and cognitive development of whole generations of Ethiopian children will be reduced by around 10% unless adequate iodine is provided.

7.3.1  Rationale for action against vitamin A deficiency

7.3.3  Rationale for action against iron deficiency anaemia