IEC / BCC


JSSK

Kutsil

NAS

NATIONAL IODINE DEFICIENCY DISORDERS CONTROL PROGRAMME (NIDDCP)

NATIONAL IODINE DEFICIENCY DISORDERS CONTROL PROGRAMME

Government of India launched NGCP (National Goitre Control Programme) in 1962, with focus on providence of Iodised salt in identified endemic areas. The nomenclature of the Programme was changed in August 1992 to NIDDCP (National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme) to emphasize wider implication of Iodine deficiency.

The World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted in 1991 the goals of elimination of Iodine deficiency as a public health problem by 2000 A.D. In 1992, WHO & UNICEF recommended Universal Salt Iodisation (USI) as the main strategy to achieve elimination of IDD.

Programme focuses on the following.

1.Survey of IDD Prevalence

2.Production of Iodated salt with minimum 30 PPM.

3.Monitoring system to ensure supply of iodated salt with not less than 15ppm.

4.Creating demand by consumers for iodated salt.

NIDDCP IN MIZORAM

NIDDCP was launched in Mizoram in the Directorate of Health Services Mizoram with the establishment of IDD cell in the year 1987.

STAFF POSITION: 1. Programme Officer

2.Technical Officer

3.Statistical Assistant

4.LDC/Data Entry Operator

5.Laboratory Technician

6.Laboratory Assistant.

ACTIVITIES UNDER NIDDCP IN MIZORAM

(a)Awareness Campaign/ Training for Teachers, and NGO’s in every District.

(b)Orientation Meeting / Advocacy Meeting on IDD at the State level, District level, Sub Division level, Block level including Village Leaders.

(c) Distribution of Leaflets and displays of Posters

(d) Public awareness through different media’s.

MONITORING OF IODISED SALT:

Technicians collected Household, wholesale and retail Salt samples for testing Iodine content every Month. Report is then sent to G.O.I. The samples collected are tested in two ways in the iodine Laboratory.

(i) Titration Method

(ii) Spot testing by using MBI kit.

No. Salt sample collected and tested by spot testing kits

Year

No. of sample tested

Sample above 15ppm

Percentage

2008-09

Nil due to non-availability of MBI Kits

2009-10

Nil due to non-availability of MBI Kits

2010-11

11606

11025

94.9%

2011-12

69704

67618

97.0%

2012-13

74150

73400

98.8%

2013-14

28623

27762

96.9%

2014-15 (upto 3rd qrtrs)

31813

31227

98.1%

TITRATION METHOD

Year

No. of sample tested

Sample above 15ppm

Percentage

2008-09

582

571

98.1%

2009-10

527

495

93.9%

2010-11

525

503

95.8%

2011-12

2319

2297

99.0%

2012-13

3415

3380

98.9%

2013-14

6118

6118

100%

2014-15 (upto 3rd qrtrs)

4167

4157

100%

MONITORING OF IODINE CONTENT OF URINE:

This process was started from 2003 after setting up proper Iodine Monitoring Laboratory at the Directorate of Health Services.

This is being done by collecting Urine samples from School Children and tested in the Iodine Laboratory at the Directorate.

Year

No. of sample tested

Sample below 100 ug/L

Sample above 100 ug/L

2008-09

282

0

282

2009-10

294

0

294

2010-11

233

0

233

2011-12

500

0

500

2012-13

Nil (due to lack of reagent)

2013-14

741

0

741

2014-15 (upto 3rd qrtrs)

1925

0

1925

GLOBAL IDD DAY:

This important day is being observed every year particularly to create Awareness on IDD and importance of Iodized salt by using various Media’s.

GOITRE SURVEY:

A number of surveys on IDD have been carried out since 1978.

Year

District

No. of person examine

Percentage

2007-08

Serchhip (Oct 07)

3305

16.1%

2009-10

Aizawl (Apr 09)

9901

17.1%

2009-10

Saiha (May 09)

6240

13.6%

2009-10

Lunglei (Jul 09)

6074

14.7%

2009-10

Lawngtlai (Aug 09)

7398

12.3%

2009-10

Mamit (Sep 09)

2653

20.3%

2009-10

Kolasib (Oct 09)

2227

13.2%

2009-10

Champhai (Nov 09)

2022

13.6%

2009-10

Serchhip (Jan 10)

1490

9.4%

2010-11

Lunglei (Apr 10)

2258

9.0%

2010-11

Aizawl E (Dec 10)

3562

5.5%

2010-11

Aizawl W (Dec 10)

3515

5.3%

2010-11

Serchhip (Feb 11)

1809

5.03%

2011

Lawngtlai (Apr)

1501

7.2%

2011

Saiha (Apr)

1392

8.1%

2011

Kolasib (Oct)

2109

9.6%

2013

Aizawl East

3634

4.98%

2013

Aizawl West

3137

4.81%

2013

Champhai

3851

6.13%

2013

Lawngtlai

2335

3.64%

2013

Lunglei

3314

13.31%

2013

Mamit

2101

3.76%

INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE DISTRICTS

Monthly reports on monitoring of iodine content of salt by spot testing Kits are regularly received from the Districts.

Goal:


1) Reduced prevalence of IDD below 10% in the entire country and below 5% in the state by 2014 AD.

2) To ensure 100% consumption of adequately Iodised Salt(15PPM) at the household level.

Current Status: The Household consumption of Iodised Salt in Mizoram is 98.8%.