Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Philippines reactivate a regional task force to manage the national salt iodization program

National Nutrition Council (NNC) has reactivated the Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF) in an effort to manage and coordinate the National Salt Iodization Program (NSIP) in Central Luzon.

“RBATF shall lead the advocacy towards the full and effective implementation of Republic Act 8172 or more popularly known as ASIN Law which mandates the elimination of iodine deficiency disorder through cost-effective preventive measure of salt iodization,” NNC Regional Program Coordinator Florinda Panlilio said.

The group will formulate an annual NSIP operation plan which covers monitoring and evaluation of the program, coordination and provision of assistance especially among traders and manufacturers of salt, policymaking, and formulation of effective strategies to enhance awareness of the general public on the importance of such.


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