The Iodine Global Network (IGN)

This Giving Season we are, once more, raising the awareness of iodine deficiency.

In 2017, iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) continue to be the world’s leading causes of preventable mental impairment. Our bodies need iodine to produce thyroid hormones, which are essential for the correct development of the brain.

What are we doing to change this?

We work to support salt iodization - a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective way of improving iodine status. According to the World Bank, and the Copenhagen Consensus, probably no other technology offers as large an opportunity to improve lives at such low cost and in such a short time. Thanks to iodized salt, the number of iodine deficient countries has decreased from 110 in 1993 to only 19 in 2017.

What is our goal?

We strive to eliminate iodine deficiency and help achieve optimal iodine nutrition for all by 2020. We're motivated by our recent progress, and we're thrilled with the growing support from donors around the world.

You too, can help us raise the world's IQ!

Even the smallest donation can be used in a meaningful way to support existing iodization programs, help improve them, or advocate with national governments to put iodine nutrition high on their public health agenda.

All donated funds are pooled and channeled towards specific activities at the national, regional, and global level. Because we work globally, your request to use your donation in a specific country or region can usually be accommodated.


Please donate today to help us ensure that
all countries achieve optimal iodine nutrition by 2020.

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