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Nepal boosts distribution of iodised salt in bid to eradicate iodine deficiency disorders

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b909 (Published 05 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b909
  1. Khagendra Dahal
  1. 1Kathmandu

    Nepal’s health ministry plans to make iodised salt available to 90% of the country’s population by 2010 in a bid to eradicate iodine deficiency disorders in the country by the end of 2011.

    Govinda Prasad Ojha, director general of the Department of Health Services, said, “The situation of salt distribution has improved in urban areas and transportation accessible areas, but a lot needs to be done to improve iodised …

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