Iodine Global Network (IGN)

What is the Iodine Global Network?

The Iodine Global Network is a non-profit, non-government organization
for the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide.

News Articles

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28. February 2015

IDD sensitization meeting held in Manipur, India

A one-day state level sensitisation meeting of National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Program (NIDDCP), Manipur was organised by the National Rural Health Mission (IDD cell) at the MACS Conference...

24. February 2015

Ethiopia: The Salt in Our Lives

In a narrow room where he has piled up bags and bags of salt, each measuring 50Kg, Gashaw Guade has made a booth to serve as his work station in Merkato Chew Berenda. It was there that he was sitting and...

17. February 2015

Pakistan calls for legislation to combat IDD

Speakers at a workshop on Friday urged Pakistani authorities to develop proper legislation to ensure 100 per cent usage of iodized salt in the country. The "Media Advocacy Workshop on Salt Iodization" was...

02. February 2015

South African salt: the journey from mine to meal

The very first bite of pasta al pomodoro generously sprinkled with coarse sea salt is the moment I pinpoint as the end of my salt-sparing life. From just a scattering on buttered bread to rubbing down a...

30. January 2015

USI program kicks off in Pakistan

The Universal Salt Iodization program has been inaugurated in Larkana District, Sindh Province of Pakistan. A one-day training session for salt processors was conducted at the DHO Office. Inayat Ali Mangi...

30. January 2015

Persistent iodine deficiency in developing countries drives the global iodine market

Global Industry Analysts Inc (GIA) announced the release of a comprehensive global report on Iodine. Global consumption of iodine is projected to reach 36.9 thousand metric tons by 2020, driven by...

28. January 2015

Prenatal supplements in the U.S. should contain iodine, says CRN

Dietary supplement manufacturers should include a daily serving of at least 150 mcg of iodine in all multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and lactating women in the U.S., the Council for...

25. January 2015

Thai FDA investigates iodine levels in prenatal vitamins

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Thailand is looking into substandard prenatal vitamins with varying levels of iodine, and has said that if the problem is found to be a manufacturing error,...

20. January 2015

Pregnant women in Austria are iodine deficient

Pregnant women in Austria commonly suffer from an iodine deficiency. This may have a negative impact on the development of their unborn child's brain. These are the key findings of a joint study by the...

19. January 2015

WHO: systematic review on salt iodization

This systematic review and the corresponding meta-analyses provide the first comprehensive synthesis of available data comparing consumption of, or exposure to, iodized salt on an entire array of iodine...

19. January 2015

Locally-led salt iodization project crucial to Haiti's comeback

We are five years out from an earthquake of unspeakable horror in Haiti; at least 200,000 died. The anniversary brings Haiti’s misery again into focus: the highest infant-mortality and unemployment in the...

19. January 2015

Families in Uttar Pradesh, India, to receive free double-fortified salt

Uttar Pradesh government will provide Meerut and nine other districts with salt fortified with iron and iodine free of cost, under a pilot project to be launched soon. The salt will be made available...

13. January 2015

Pregnant women in Macedonia to receive free iodine tablets

As of mid-March, the Ministry of Health will provide free folic acid and iodine tablets for every pregnant woman for the period from detecting pregnancy until completing the 13th gestational week. This...

11. January 2015

India pledges financial assistance for goiter control in Nepal

India today pledged to provide Rs 69 million as assistance to Nepal to launch an iodine deficiency programme across the country. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed over a cheque of Rs 17. 25...

11. January 2015

Variable weather may lead to iodine deficiency in livestock

Livestock farmers need to be more aware of increasing variations in the trace element status of land if they are to make the most of the narrow margins now predominant in sheep and beef enterprises,...

08. January 2015

A good niche for Good Ventures? A funder's bet on fighting iodine deficiency

Good Ventures, the foundation of Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna, is only a few years old, and it's already made some big bets, most notably on GiveDirectly, which touts direct...

06. January 2015

India requires a National Salt Policy to achieve 100% USI

India requires a comprehensive National Salt Policy to achieve 100% Universal Salt Iodization (USI) and to address the numerous issues faced by the salt industry, industry experts said on Monday (5...

06. January 2015

Six common patient misperceptions about iodine nutrition

There is good information about iodine nutrition and the thyroid available on the Internet, but unfortunately there is also misinformation. The following are six misperceptions about iodine nutrition and...

05. January 2015

Tanzania: 'sea salt' declared unfit for consumption

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has closed down the Sea Salt Limited Company for producing sub-standard salt, which is widely consumed in the country, especially in urban areas. According to T...

31. December 2014

GAIN will develop national iodine policy in Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh has asked the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to lead on the development of the country’s Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Act. The country, which is...