Iodine is an essential trace mineral, vital for its functions in many physiological processes in the human body such as the synthesis of thyroid hormones to regulate different metabolic activities the development of the central nervous system and the brain. Join Dr Brenda Abu as she reviews iodine status among populations in Sub-sharan Africa (SSA) and populations at risk of iodine deficiency and excess iodine intake. From the data, you will discuss the evidence that countries are adopting universal salt iodisation (USI) programmes, and becoming familiar with food sources of iodine in SSA. You will also be guided through case studies from countries that have adopted USI programmes.
What will I gain from this webinar?
- You will be able to describe the physiological effects of iodine deficiency and iodine excess on the body.
- Be able to critically discuss the strength of the evidence of the prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders and excess iodine consumption in SSA, and potential sources within the food system.
- An understanding of populations at risk of excess iodine intake and public health strategies to avert the risks, as well as implications for practice.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 153
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes