Iodine Deficiency Solution Project
The Iodine Deficiency Solution Project (IDSP) provides iodized salt to households in barangays with high incidence of goiter cases as reported by the municipal health office and barangay health workers concerned. As project partner, the concerned local government unit, through the Municipal Health Office, gives community lecture prior to actual distribution of iodized salt. The lecture covers the importance of iodine, the ill-effects of iodine deficiency and familiarization of iodine-depleting vegetables and other crops that should be avoided.
Since 2008, IDSP have distributed 2-3 kilograms of iodized salt to 1,902 households in eight (8) barangays in the municipality of Magpet, North Cotabato.