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Yanchenko
had to have her thyroid gland removed six years ago because of iodine
deficiency disorder, which eventually turned into a dysfunction of the thyroid.
Her five-year medical treatment was not a success, and eventually surgery remained
the only choice.

Nearly
37 million of people in Ukraine are believed to be in the group of risk for
iodine deficiency – a truly staggering number.

“Unfortunately,
Ukraine is one of the countries with the lowest level of iodized salt
consumption in the world in line with Haiti, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Sudan,
Pakistan and Russia,” says Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Ukraine representative.

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