Iodine Global Network (IGN)

IODINE Global Network

Democratic Republic of the Congo


IGN REGION: West & Central Africa
COUNTRY POPULATION: 84'004'989 (2018)
MUIC* (µg/L): 249 (2007) National, SAC (6-12)
POPULATION IODINE INTAKE: Adequate
MUIC IN OTHER POPULATIONS (µg/L): -
HHIS* (UNICEF 2017): 82.3% (DHS 2013-14)
* MUIC, median urinary iodine concentration
* HHIS, percentage of households consuming iodized salt (>0 ppm) among all tested households

SAC, school-age children; WRA, women of reproductive age; PW, pregnant women

NEWS

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NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

Reducing the iodine content of over-iodized salt in the Democratic Republic of Congo improves iodine nutrition (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
IDD Newsletter 4/2008
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had historically been a severely iodine deficient area. In October 1993, with publication of an inter-ministerial order regulating production, quality control and trade of iodized salt, the DRC adopted a USI strategy to control IDD.
From severe endemic cretinism to iodine sufficiency: an IDD success story in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
IDD Newsletter 4/2007
A decade of conflict has displaced millions and damaged health structures, schoolsand basic services. Four out of five people live on much less than $1 a day. Yet the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), once among the countries most severelyaffected by iodine deficiency, has made enormous progress against IDD.
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PUBLICATIONS

High Prevalence of Thyroid Dysfunction Among Pregnant Women in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Laurence Habimana, Kabange E. Twite, Chantal Daumerie, Pierre Wallemacq, Philippe Donnen, Muenze K. Kalenga, and Annie Robert
THYROID 2014, 24(3): 568-575
Efficacy of low oral doses of iodized oil in the control of iodine deficiency in Zaire (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Rene Tonglet, Pierre Bourdoux, Tshilembi Minga, and Andre-Marie Ermans
The New England Journal of Medicine, 1992, Jan 23:236-241

POLICY & LEGISLATION

LINKS


Regional Coordinator

Nita Dalmiya
Dakar, Senegal

National Coordinator

Augustin Kamanda