Sensitization of Household Heads in Bakarhan
An awareness session on the promotion of iodized salt was conducted with household heads (aged 25 -50) in Bakarhan, Union Council Kurri -Islamabad with the cooperation of rural community development center. This sensitizing session focused on consumption of iodized salt and importance of its usage to combat iodine deficiency which cost us 10 – 15 point loss in IQ level, resulting in retarded growth, low school performance and higher school dropouts. The session was particularly important as the participants were males and heads of the family, usually the decision makers of the household. A local religious scholar (Aalim e deen) also attended the session and promised to spread the message of consumption of iodized salt in his Juma khutba. The session was interactive and the queries related to misconceptions of iodized salt were resolved. There were 22 participants in the session.