Goal

Percentage of household consuming adequately iodized salt (% by 2030, 90%)

FROM Commitment: Prevention of micronutrient deficiencies

Non-donor government / Tajikistan

Ministry of Health and Social Protection

Date made: 15 Mar 2022
Related event: No event
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Goal type Policy
Targeted location National - All regions (Dushanbe, Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast, Districts of the Republican Subordination, Khatlon, Sughd)
Targeted population Specific population group(s)
Targeted population age All ages
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 9,506,292.0
Primary indicator Percentage of household consuming adequately iodized salt
Primary indicator baseline 49% (2020) (household iodized salt)
Primary indicator target 90% (household salt) by 2030

Goal action plan

The governance structure of the Universal Salt Iodization programme will continue to be strengthened. Specifically, capacity of salt producers to regularly conduct quality assurance and quality control using web-based monitoring system will be scaled up. External quality assurance and quality control with government inspection agencies will also be strengthened using the web based monitoring system, which was already piloted in 2021. Salt used for commercial food (e.g. in bakery, hospital canteens, other processed foods) also needs to be adequately iodized; thus, an assessment of the quality of salt used in commercial foods will be conducted and private sector food industry/food service industry will be engaged to further increase the consumption of adequately iodized salt by the population. Annually, the Food Corporation under the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies conducts assessment of household salt for its iodine content.

Nutrition Action Classification

Enabling

  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data

Policy

  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services

Impact

  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

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