NNC-ARMM to address iodine deficiency disorder
Cotabato City(October 17, 2014) – The Department of Health’s Regional Nutrition Committee (DOH-RNC) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will soon launch the Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF) to implement and monitor the National Salt Iodization Program of the national government as discussed in a forum held in Cotabato City.
“There is a need to strengthen the awareness campaign on the prevention of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) through use and consumption of iodized salt instead of our coarse salts,” Sagaral said.
Iodine deficiency results to hypothyroidism or the common enlargement of the thyroid known as goiter.
A joint RBATF assembly is expected to formally launch and establish a fully operational task forc to be spearheaded by the regional government and the regional nutrition council of DOH-ARMM.(Bureau of Public Information)