21. December 2020
A funder explains why IGN is one of just two organizations her foundation will support this year.
03. December 2020
The brief outlines the importance of iodine nutrition and identifies key challenges to sustaining USI
18. November 2020
New fortification visualizations are available for salt, maize flour, oil, rice, salt and wheat flour on the Global Fortification Data Exchange site.
04. November 2020
For the upcoming Micronutrient Forum, IGN contributed to a series of articles in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition on malnutrition in Southeast Asia and the Pacific commissioned by UNICEF.
08. October 2020
At every life stage, micronutrients are crucial to immune system function and resilience to infectious disease. This brief makes the case for large scale staple food fortification as a critically important tool to fight malnutrition in general, and even...
10. July 2020
Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. Report from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM)
11. June 2020
There has been tremendous progress over the past twenty-five years to control iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) through universal salt iodization (USI). In 2019, using the median urinary iodine concentration (MUIC), only 19 countries in the world are...
10. June 2020
Globally, iodine deficiency has been drastically reduced since the introduction of salt iodization programs; nonetheless, many populations remain at-risk for iodine deficiency. This study aimed to assess the iodine status among women of reproductive age...
09. June 2020
Remarkable achievements have been made for over two decades by implementing a universal salt iodization policy in China. However, changes in the standards and manufacturing of iodized salt have made it necessary to regularly monitor iodine intake and...
05. May 2020
Introduction Iodine is a trace element that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid ...
22. April 2020
Universal salt iodisation (USI) was introduced in Sri Lanka in 1995. Since then, four national iodine surveys have assessed the iodine nutrition status of the population. We retrospectively reviewed median urine iodine concentration (mUIC) and goitre...
03. March 2020
Shawn Baker is the U.S. Agency for International Development’s first chief nutritionist, a role he told Devex he is particularly excited to take on in 2020 — a critical year for the global nutrition agenda. Formerly the director for nutrition at the...
02. March 2020
Large-scale food fortification (LSFF) is a cost-effective intervention that is widely implemented, but there is scope to further increase its potential. To identify gaps and opportunities, we first accessed the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) ...
17. February 2020
This paper estimates the effects of China's Universal Salt Iodization (USI) policy in 1994 – the largest nutrition intervention policy in human history – on children's later-life educational outcomes. Using population census data combined with county...
08. January 2020
Report written by Prof. Festo P. Kavishe, IGN Regional Coordinator for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr. Isiye Ndombi, IGN Consultant, Carol Tom, IGN Consultant, John Maina Mwai, Food Fortification Manager, MOH-Kenya; and Prof. Jonathan Gorstein, IGN...
09. December 2019
Abstract: Iodine intake must be boosted during pregnancy to meet the demands for increased production and placental transfer of thyroid hormone essential for optimal foetal development. Failure to meet this challenge results in irreversible brain damage,...
28. November 2019
A joint initiative of British Salt, British Thyroid Foundation, UK Iodine Group and the Iodine Global Network.
26. November 2019
We, the participants representing Governments and Salt Producers from Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and partner organization applaud, the Ministry...
22. November 2019
Research article by: Janny M. Goris, Victor J. Temple, Joan Sumbis, Nienke Zomerdijk, Karen Codling
31. October 2019
Two new national surveys in India confirm achievement of optimal iodine nutrition in all age groups.