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

15 pages

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...

18. December 2014

Consumption of iodized salt is low in Sudan

Sudan National Nutrition Strategy was presented by the Sudan delegation to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) which will be convened on 19-21 November, 2014 in Rome, Italy. This part...

15. December 2014

Ukraine: to improve economy, give your children iodized salt

As Ukraine’s economy is in a severe crisis, many Ukrainians are looking for ways to help their country. Obviously, there are no miracle solutions and many small improvements, both at the individual level...

11. December 2014

New iodized salt production plant opens in Delmas, Haiti

In partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and the Population (MSPP), the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program dedicated a new fortified salt production plant Monday (Dec. 8) in Delmas,...

04. December 2014

Good Ventures awards a grant to ICCIDD Global Network

Good Ventures, a philanthropic foundation whose mission is to help humanity thrive, has awarded a series of grants to GiveWell’s recommended charities for the 2014 giving season. We are delighted to...

02. December 2014

‘Giving Tuesday’: help us eliminate iodine deficiency

Today, on Tuesday 2nd December, the world celebrates Giving Tuesday, which marks the opening of the giving season. Businesses, charities, and communities around the world come together to share ...

22. November 2014

China plans to eliminate state monopoly on salt

China plans to scrap its state monopoly on the sale of salt, marking the end of a system with nearly 2,700 years of history. The move is intended to bolster competition. A monopoly on salt production...

17. November 2014

Food fortification program in Afghanistan prevents IDD

A recent survey conducted in Afghanistan in 2013 proved that the national food fortification programme funded through the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) and other partners, and executed by...