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Goiter Awareness Week

January 21, 2019 to January 27, 2019

Presidential Proclamation 1188 signed in 2006 declared every 4th week of January as Goiter Awareness Week to increase public awareness on the prevention and control of Goiter and other Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD). Goiter and other manifestations of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) are a matter of national concern which cannot be left to one governmental agency or one professional organization to take care of. A coordinated approach from as many stakeholders as there are is needed if IDD can ever be eliminated. A widespread information and educational effort is felt needed to dramatize the effects of goiter and IDD in the health of people afflicted with them.