World Iodine Deficiency Day is observed on October 21. Every year World Iodine Deficiency Day is observed on October 21. Iodine deficiency can lead to a variety of health and developmental consequences known as iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs). The objective of this day is to spread awareness about iodine deficiency disorders diseases.
To make people aware about Iodine Deficiency Disorder and why Iodine so important for the human body, every year, October 21 is marked as World Iodine Deficiency Day and is also known as Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention Day.
In August, 1992 the National Goitre Control Programme (NGCP) was renamed as National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP) with the inclusion of wide spectrum of Iodine Deficiency Disorders(IDD).
- World Iodine Deficiency Day is also celebrated on – Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day
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