AllCharities was founded in London by a group of Swiss university students to engage with celebrities and their fans, to raise funds for great charities, and see social change. Like us, they believe that if everyone would donate 1 dollar, we could save millions of lives.Why is it important to eliminate iodine deficiency?
Iodine is critical for good health at all life stages. It is an essential component of thyroid hormones which are needed for brain development. Children born to mothers who are iodine deficient could have lower IQ, slower psychomotor development, and impaired learning ability, leading to worse educational and social outcomes.
Salt iodization is a proven, cost-effective and scalable intervention to eliminate iodine deficiency and prevent mental impairment in newborns. It works in a sustainable way, improving child learning, increasing national prosperity, and helping to pull countries out of poverty!