Iodine Global Network (IGN)

IODINE Global Network

Resources for program managers

About iodine and Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD)
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FAQ about iodine
What is iodine? last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:07
Why do we need iodine? last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:08
How much iodine should we get? last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:08
Where do we get iodine from? last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:09
Role of iodine in health and development - key documents
Role of iodine in human metabolic processes last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:30 more information
Iodine factsheet for consumers last update: Mon. 11.12.17 07:41 more information
Iodine deficiency FAQs: ATA 2017 last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:29 more information
Dietetic implications of iodine deficiency last update: Mon. 11.12.17 07:41 more information
Consequences of iodine deficiency and excess
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FAQs about iodine deficiency and excess
What happens if we don't get enough iodine? last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:47
What happens if we get too much iodine? last update: Fri. 15.12.17 17:06
How can we tell if we are getting the right amount of iodine? last update: Fri. 15.12.17 15:45
Early development
Case studies from Serbia, US, Bosnia, New Zealand, Italy last update: Fri. 15.12.17 17:08 more information
Intelligence, cognition, growth
The effects of iodine deficiency in pregnancy and infancy last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:15 more information
Mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy is associated with reduced educational outcomes in the offspring: 9-year follow-up of the gestational iodine cohort last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:33 more information
Effect of inadequate iodine status in UK pregnant women on cognitive outcomes in their children: results from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:16 more information
Supplementation
Iodine supplementation in pregnant and lactating women (eLENA) last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:16 more information
Iodine supplementation for women during the preconception, pregnancy and postpartum period last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:19 more information
Effect of iodine supplementation in pregnant women on child neurodevelopment: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:21 more information
Effect of iodine supplementation in pregnancy on child development and other clinical outcomes: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:23 more information
Impact of iodine supplementation in mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency: systematic review and meta-analysis last update: Fri. 15.12.17 16:59 more information
Thyroid disease
Thyroid Disease Manager/Endotext last update: Fri. 15.12.17 19:36 more information
Iodine excess
Consequences of excess iodine last update: Fri. 15.12.17 19:24 more information
Section XI. Increasing iodine intake in populations and iodine excess. In: Iodine deficiency last update: Fri. 15.12.17 19:09 more information
Iodine intake in Somalia is excessive and associated with the source of household drinking water last update: Fri. 15.12.17 17:59 more information
Drinking water contributes to excessive iodine intake among children in Hebei, China last update: Fri. 15.12.17 18:06 more information
Radioactivity and iodine
Guidelines for iodine prophylaxis following nuclear accidents last update: Fri. 15.12.17 19:41 more information
Eliminating IDD through Universal Salt Iodization (USI)
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Evidence for Universal Salt Iodization
Iodization of salt for the prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders (eLENA) last update: Sat. 16.12.17 01:26 more information
Fortification of food grade salt with iodine for the prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders: Guideline last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:53 more information
Nutridash 2013: Global report on the pilot year last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:53 more information
Cost-benefit analysis
Benefits and costs of the food and nutrition targets for the post-2015 development agenda last update: Sat. 16.12.17 01:28 more information
Micronutrient interventions: Copenhagen Consensus
Feeding people is smart: It's the best investment to do good in the world last update: Sat. 16.12.17 01:31 more information
Bundled micronutrient interventions to fight hunger and improve education last update: Sat. 16.12.17 01:32 more information
Fighting hunger and malnutrition: Bjorn Lomborg last update: Sat. 16.12.17 01:39
How to spend $75 billion to make the world a better place last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:53 more information
Hunger & malnutrition challenge paper last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:53 more information
Micronutrient fortification and biofortification challenge last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:54 more information
Global progress against IDD
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Iodine status and household salt coverage
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Current iodine status
Global iodine scorecard and map of iodine nutrition last update: Sat. 16.12.17 02:00
WHO Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System (VMNIS) Micronutrients database last update: Sat. 16.12.17 18:24 more information
Current status of USI programs
Household consumption of iodized salt: Global Database last update: Sat. 16.12.17 18:47 more information
Globally, 86 per cent of the population has access to iodized salt last update: Sat. 16.12.17 18:36 more information
Sustaining USI - key documents
Sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency: Progress since the 1990 World Summit for Children last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:54 more information
WHO Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) last update: Sat. 16.12.17 18:56 more information
The sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency disorders in Latin America last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:53 more information
Universal Salt Iodization in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Experiences, achievements and lessons learned during the decade 2000-2009 last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:56 more information
Review of findings from 7-country study in Africa on levels of salt iodization in relation to iodine deficiency disorders, including iodine-induced hyperthyroidism (WHO/AFRO/NUT/97.2) last update: Tue. 19.12.17 01:00 more information
Sustainable universal salt iodization in low-income countries – time to re-think strategies? last update: Tue. 19.12.17 01:04 more information
Global policy development
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World Health Assembly (WHA)
58th World Health Assembly: Implementation of resolutions (progress reports) (A58/23) last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:55 more information
58th World Health Assembly: Sustaining the elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:56 more information
43rd World Health Assembly: Prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:28 more information
39th World Health Assembly: Prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:26 more information
International Conference on Nutrition (ICN)
ICN 1992: Final Report of the Conference last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:57 more information
ICN 1992: Nutrition and development - a global assessment last update: Tue. 19.12.17 23:35 more information
ICN 1992: World Declaration and Plan of Action for Nutrition last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:57 more information
Ending hidden hunger: Montreal 1991
Ending Hidden Hunger: The Montreal Micronutrient Conference last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:58 more information
Ending hidden hunger: A policy conference on micronutrient malnutrition last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:58 more information
World Summit for Children: New York 1990
Plan of Action for Implementing the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children in the 1990s last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:40 more information
World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children. World Summit for Children: New York 1990 last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:39 more information
Other
The prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders − Nutrition policy discussion paper No. 3 last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:55 more information
Iodine and the broader nutrition and development landscape
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Key nutrition resources and references
Global Nutrition Report last update: Sun. 17.12.17 15:55 more information
Series from the Lancet Journals: Maternal and Child Undernutrition last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:00 more information
WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:00 more information
WHO Nutrition Landscape Information System (NLiS) last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:06 more information
Nutrition societies last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:08
Thyroid organizations last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:17
Key journals last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:18
Programs: IDD elimination program design
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FAQs about IDD elimination
How do we provide iodine to a deficient population? last update: Sun. 17.12.17 17:33
What is being done internationally about iodine deficiency? last update: Sun. 17.12.17 17:33
How can countries maintain optimal iodine nutrition? last update: Sun. 17.12.17 17:34
Who can prevent IDD? last update: Sun. 17.12.17 17:35
How can I find out more? last update: Sun. 17.12.17 17:35
Key documents for program design
Section coming soon last update: Tue. 19.12.17 00:04
Programs: Salt production and iodization
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Key documents on salt production
Coming soon last update: Fri. 22.12.17 00:19
Suppliers of KIO3 / Cost recovery models
Design and implementation of a revolving fund system for the supply and delivery of potassium Iodate in Ethiopia last update: Wed. 20.12.17 00:57 more information
Small-scale salt iodization and industry consolidation
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Key reference manuals
A review of country experiences in small-scale salt iodization last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:23 more information
IDD Newsletter 1/2013 - issue featuring case studies last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:21 more information
Case studies
Analysis of small-scale salt iodization in Bangladesh last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:28 more information
Review of the Nyanyano salt bank in Ghana last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:29 more information
Final report: Study on small-scale salt iodization in India last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:31 more information
Small-scale iodized salt producers USI program in Indonesia last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:32 more information
Improved salt iodation methods for small-scale salt producers in low-resource settings in Tanzania last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:33 more information
Iodine in processed food
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Legislation
Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:52
Market availability / Supply
Use of iodized salt in processed foods in select countries around the world and the role of food processors last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:53 more information
Consumption
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Case studies
Section coming soon last update: Fri. 22.12.17 01:54
Programs: Advocacy and political commitment
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Advocacy for Universal Salt Iodization: Best practices
Elimination of iodine deficiency disorders in the Americas: a public health triumph last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:09 more information
National coalitions
Section coming soon last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:09
Synergy between salt iodization and salt reduction
Sodium reduction toolkit: A global opportunity to reduce population-level sodium intake last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:15 more information
Salt as a vehicle for fortification: report of a WHO Expert Consultation, 21-22 March 2007, Luxembourg last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:11 more information
Joint strategies for salt iodization and salt reduction in public health last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:35 more information
Current salt reduction policies across gradients of inequality-adjusted human development in the WHO European region: minding the gaps last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:25 more information
Salt reduction and iodine fortification strategies in public health last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:29 more information
SHAKE the salt habit – Technical package for salt reduction last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:13 more information
Measuring population sodium intake: a review of methods last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:16 more information
Improving public health by optimizing iodine and sodium intakes last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:38 more information
Improving public health through the optimal intake of iodine and sodium last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:44 more information
Sodium reduction and health: evidence for public policy: Experience in the UK and world-wide last update: Sun. 17.12.17 16:33 more information
White paper on improving public health by optimizing salt and iodine intakes last update: Sun. 17.12.17 17:04 more information
World Action on Salt & Health (WASH) last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:12
Programs: Legislation and regulatory monitoring
Section coming soon last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:19
Programs: Program monitoring
Section coming soon last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:21
Programs: IDD communication and demand creation
Section coming soon last update: Fri. 22.12.17 02:22
Partnerships
Section coming soon last update: Mon. 08.01.18 15:00
General Media
Section coming soon last update: Mon. 08.01.18 14:52