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Russia prepares to review food legislation to improve iodine intakes

June, 2017
Following a nationwide public health campaign, iodine nutrition in Russia has been on the lips of the media, public health experts and the decision makers. At a high-level inter-agency meeting on June 21, a draft amendment was discussed to the current Federal Law. Read more...

IGN mourns the loss of founding father, Dr Basil Hetzel

February, 2017
The Iodine Global Network mourns the loss of Dr Basil Hetzel, world-renowned epidemiologist, and founding father of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD, now the Iodine Global Network), whose pioneering work on iodine deficiency has helped to save millions of lives. Read more...

Xenia Tchoumitcheva is fundraising for the Iodine Global Network

January, 2017
The Swiss, Russian-born model and enterpreneur Xenia Tchoumitcheva (@xenia) has launched a two-week fundraising campaign for the IGN via the All Charities UK online platform. Read more...

The Iodine and Thyroid Disease Conference, 19-20 October 2016, Harbin, China

October, 2016
The conference was co-organised by the Chinese Medical Association (Endemic Disease Branch and Endocrinology Branch), the Chinese Nutrition Society, and the China National Salt Industry, and supported by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission, the Iodine Global Network, WHO and UNICEF. Read more...

Second CEE/CIS Sub-regional Workshop, 13-14 October 2016

October, 2016
On October 13-14, 2016, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, IGN and UNICEF held a consultative workshop for multi-sector country teams from the western part of the UNICEF CEE/CIS Region, entitled Sustainable Prevention of Iodine Deficiency and Achievement of Optimal Iodine Nutrition. Read more...

Nationwide campaign for IDD prevention and promotion of iodized salt in Russia

October, 2016
On October 6, 2016, an All-Russian campaign was launched on the prevention of iodine deficiency disorders entitled "Salt + Iodine = Saving IQ" at the national Endocrinology Research Center, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, with the IGN's support. Read more...

IGN/EUthyroid Satellite Meeting, 3 September 2016, Copenhagen

September, 2016
On Saturday 3rd September, the Iodine Global Network (Western and Central Europe) and EUthyroid held a joint satellite meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, organized as a pre-conference event of the 39th annual meeting of the European Thyroid Association (ETA). The theme was harmonisation of iodine nutrition in Europe. Read more...

Symposium on Iodine & Pregnancy, London

March, 2016
On 17 March 2016, the Iodine Global Network held a Symposium on Iodine and Pregnancy for health professionals, at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK. Read more...

EAP Workshop, 12-14 October 2015

October, 2015
In October, the Iodine Global Network held a Regional Workshop on “Achieving universal salt iodization for optimal iodine nutrition” in Bangkok, Thailand. The three-day event was organized jointly with our partners: UNICEF, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and Micronutrient Initiative (MI), and in collaboration with the Thai Ministry of Public Heath. Read more...

First CEE/CIS Sub-regional Workshop, 24-25 September 2015

September, 2015
On September 24-25, 2015, the IGN and UNICEF held a consultative workshop for countries in the CEE/CIS (Central and Eastern Europe/ Commonwealth of Independent States) Region on "Sustainable prevention of iodine deficiency and achievement of optimal iodine nutrition" in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Read more...


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