Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Sarajevo workshop puts major focus on sustainability of IDD prevention

On October 13-14, 2016, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, IGN and UNICEF held a consultative workshop for multi-sector country teams from the western part of the UNICEF CEE/CIS (Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States) Region, entitled Sustainable Prevention of Iodine Deficiency and Achievement of Optimal Iodine Nutrition.

Following on a similar meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan for countries from the eastern part of the CEE/CIS Region in September 2015, the Sarajevo workshop brought together 40 participants from Albania, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo (UNSCR 1244), Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Republika Srpska, Romania and Serbia. Participants included officials from Government (Ministries of Health, Food Safety Agencies, Consumer Protection Services, etc.), experts in public health, nutrition and endocrinology, salt industry employees, NGO representatives and UNICEF, WHO and IGN officers.