Iodine Global Network (IGN)

UNICEF: Global progress in reducing iodine deficiency

NEW YORK, USA, 26 June 2008 - A new UNICEF report reveals that, over a period of almost two decades, enormous progress has been made in protecting children and mothers from the debilitating effects of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD). Thanks to a global campaign by UNICEF and its partners, about 70 per cent of households are now receiving iodine through iodized salt, and 34 countries have universal salt iodization.