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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

Print version ISSN 0253-1751On-line version ISSN 1561-3003

Abstract

TERRY BERRO, Blanca; ZULUETA TORRES, Daisy  and  PAZ LUNA, Maytell de la. Proposal of a surveillance system for the production, distribution and consumption of iodized salt in Cuba. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2006, vol.44, n.1. ISSN 0253-1751.

The implementation of surveillance components is an essential element in any food fortification program to guarantee that the beneficiary population receives on account of this product the adequate amounts of the added nutrient. Salt iodization is still the election alternative for the pevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders. At present, sufficient volumes of salt are produced in Cuba to meet the national demand. This paper deals with the proposal of the design of the salt iodization surveillance system, an indispensable element to attain the program's sustainability.

Keywords : Iodine deficiency disorders; surveillance system; salt fortification; iodized salt.

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