Iodine Global Network (IGN)

15.12.2021   IDD Newsletter 3/2021

In this issue:
  • Mozambique struggles to improve iodized salt quality
  • Iodine benefits education, career choice and long-term wages in Tanzania
  • Pandas, bamboo and risk of iodine deficiency
  • IDD control from 2010-2020 in the Europe and Central Asia Region: a decade of remarkable progress
  • Meet Prof. Elizabeth Pearce, the IGN Regional Coordinator for North America
  • A global awareness campaign on iodine for moms
  • Revitalizing USI in Madagascar: The IGN-UNICEF Partnership
  • Developing a national salt iodization road map: Using a food systems approach in Morocco

Articles

Mozambique struggles to improve iodized salt quality

(Noor Jehan Gulamussen, Sergio de Pina Chibute; Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique)

Iodine benefits education, career choice and long-term wages in Tanzania

(Abridged from: Araujo D et al. The Long-Run Economic Consequences of Iodine Supplementation)
This paper presents the first evidence on long-term economic consequences of iodine deficiency in Africa. People exposed to increased iodine intake are less likely to work in agricultural self-employment and more likely to hold skilled jobs that typically demand higher levels of education.

Pandas, bamboo and risk of iodine deficiency

(Yao Y et al. Preliminary investigation on iodine nutrition in captive giant pandas.)

IDD control from 2010 – 2020 in the Europe and Central Asia Region: a decade of remarkable progress

(G. Gerasimov, L. Turcan, A. Timmer, I. Parvanta and A. Yarparvar)

Meet Prof. Elizabeth Pearce, the IGN Regional Coordinator for North America

(Abridged from: Cavanaugh R, Elizabeth Pearce: maintaining the fight against iodine deficiency)

A global awareness campaign on iodine for moms

(L. Linda Henderson)

Revitalizing USI in Madagascar: The IGN-UNICEF Partnership

(Festo P. Kavishe, Isiye Ndombi, Bodo Rakotomalala, Marie-Claude Desilets)
After suffering a major resurgence of IDD due to political crisis, Madagascar has taken major steps to improve iodine nutrition.

Developing a national salt iodization road map: Using a food systems approach in Morocco

(Amal Tucker Brown, Laila El Ammari, Nawal Bentahila)