Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Kenya

MUIC* (µg/L): 208 (2011) National, SAC (5-14 years)
POPULATION IODINE INTAKE: Adequate
* MUIC, median urinary iodine concentration
SAC: school-age children / WRA: women of reproductive age / PW: pregnant women / NPNLW: Non-Pregnant Non-Lactating Women

NEWS

29. April 2019

Kenya: Let's leverage food fortification for healthy outcomes

Today, nearly half of children born in urban and a quarter of those born in rural Kenya are likely to suffer brain and spinal cord defects due to folate (Vitamin B9) deficiency. Moreover, about a third of...

17. February 2016

Kenya: fake iodized salt found in local supermarkets

The Nakuru county public health department has raised the alarm over the rising number of substandard goods in supermarkets. Chief officer Samuel King’ori yesterday said 50 per cent of the wheat, salt,...

PUBLICATIONS

Key messages on scaling up nutrition (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
UNICEF, 2015
National Nutrition Action Plan 2012-2017 (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Republic of Kenya

Regional Coordinator

Festo Kavishe
Tanzania
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