Workshop on Universal Salt Iodization

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One day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop was held here Friday under Health and Nutrition Wing FATA on Universal Salt Iodization (USI) with support of UNICEF Peshawar. Agency Focal person and agency facilitators from Khyber, Mohmand, Orakzai and Bajaur Agency participated in the workshop.

Dr. Mohammad Rauf Wazir Project Director Health and Nutrition presided over the workshop and delivered a detailed presentation on the importance of iodine salt and diseases caused by the deficiency of iodine in human body and other health issues associated with iodine. On this occasion he stressed the participants to work with honesty and dedication to overcome the iodine deficiency problems in their respective agencies.

He also stressed that the focal person and facilitators should be more active in their agencies to increase the use of iodized salt and also to check the markets and salt processors to make sure the availability of iodine salt in their respective agencies to decrease the suffering of tribal peoples in this time of need.