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

17 pages

25. April 2015

GAIN educates Indonesian consumers about iodized salt

Salt is one of the key exports of Indonesia, after coal and palm oil. Local farmers spend up to 10 hours a day in salt season, harvesting the precious crystals to sell all over the world and within...

25. April 2015

Sunday marks 29 years since the Chernobyl disaster

Twenty-nine years ago, during the early hours of April 26, 1986, the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, located nearly 60 miles north of Kyiv, experienced what many Western experts called the worst nuclear...

20. April 2015

Iodine bindis should be taken with a pinch of salt

It seems like a brilliantly simply idea. Indian women with iodine deficiencies could be spared severe medical conditions, says an advertising agency, if they use a special version of an everyday beauty...

08. April 2015

Annual IGN meeting brings together partners in the fight against IDD

On April 1-3, the Iodine Global Network held a three-day Management Council meeting in Muscat, Oman. The meeting was organized by Dr. Izzeldin Hussein, the IGN’s Regional Coordinator for Middle East...

07. April 2015

Oman eliminates iodine deficiency

Oman has no cases of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD), according to a national survey conducted last year by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to assess population iodine status. Dr Samia al Ghannami,...

06. April 2015

Health experts in Pakistan promote iodized salt among tribal communities

Health experts addressed a seminar on the importance of iodised salt organised last week by the Maternal and Neonatal Child Healthcare (MNCH) programme, Fata Secretariat, at the Agency Headquarters...

06. April 2015

More than half of retail salt is not iodized in Coimbatore district, India

In a recent drive by the food safety department in the district, officials found that over 50% of salt samples that they collected were not iodized, making the salt substandard. With iodine deficiency...

29. March 2015

Iodine deficiency still rife in Sudan

Twenty-two percent of Sudan’s population suffers from iodine deficiency. During the Consumer Protection Society forum yesterday, Head of the anti-nutrient deficiency unit at the Federal Ministry of H...

26. March 2015

Ireland urged to implement universal salt iodization

Researchers at University College, Dublin (Ireland) have been asked to carry out an analysis on the levels of iodine in the Irish diet. Responding to a parliamentary question from FG TD Deputy Mary...

26. March 2015

GAIN encourages Pakistani food manufacturers to use iodized salt

In Pakistan, use of iodized salt in processed foods is currently voluntary, and no data is available on what proportion of the industry is using iodized salt in their food products. To encourage food...

25. March 2015

How to maximise the potential of food fortification?

Fortifying staple foods with vitamins and minerals is proven to have a significant impact on rates of malnutrition. Our panel suggests how to overcome the remaining barriers. Double-fortifying salt ...

20. March 2015

New salt plant in Haiti means more iodized salt for the people

A company from the small town of Burrton, Kansas, is reaching beyond the borders of the United States to help a country still ravaged by the lingering effects of a major earthquake five years ago....

18. March 2015

Pakistanis demand laws on salt iodization

Legislation for universal salt iodisation is key to combat iodine deficiency. This was demanded by citizens who gathered in front of the press club here on Sunday afternoon. The event was held to mark the...

18. March 2015

IGN conducts an IDD prevention workshop in MENA

The workshop on sustainable prevention of iodine deficiency disorders and achievement of optimal iodine nutrition and salt reduction, organized in partnership with UNICEF MENA, took place in Dubai on 10-...

11. March 2015

Only 53% of table salt sold at the retail level in the United States is iodized

Iodized salt has been an important source of dietary iodine, a trace element important for regulating human growth, development, and metabolic functions. This analysis identified iodized table salt sales...

05. March 2015

Survey in Qatar confirms elimination of iodine deficiency

A new survey has found that Qatar is free of iodine deficiency, said Supreme Council of Health (SCH) officials yesterday. The finding is a positive indication of children and women’ health in the country,...

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...