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

16 pages

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-UNICEF lead a successful IDD workshop in the Middle-East and North Africa Region

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...

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...