Obeid, third right, says he expects the salt industry to “optimize the process and fill in the paperwork.”
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The Health Ministry and a host of other bodies launched an initiative Wednesday to address iodine deficiency in Lebanon, a widespread issue in the country.The Health Ministry was joined in the program by the Industry and Economy ministries, as well as the American University of Beirut, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Iodine Global Network and the local salt industry.Under the new program, UNICEF will provide 6 metric tons – roughly one years' worth of potassium iodate for the whole of Lebanon – to the Health Ministry, which in turn will deliver it free of charge to local salt industry in tri-monthly or biannual installments.IGN and AUB will provide technical assistance to the local salt producers as well as monitor the iodine levels in the salt on a monthly basis.
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