Iodine Global Network
Leading global action to eliminate brain damage due to iodine deficiency
Protecting children's brain development through salt iodization
Insufficient iodine during pregnancy leads to lasting brain damage that can reduce a child’s IQ by 8-10 points. Even moderate deficiency at school age can reduce IQ by 3-5 points. Adding tiny amounts of iodine to salt is a a cost-effective answer to the problem. Every dollar spent protecting children’s learning ability through salt iodization has a $30 impact.
IGN is the voice for iodine nutrition around the world so that salt is iodized forever.
We work with governments, industry and other partners to make salt iodization programs as effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable as they can be.
Global progress is slipping, and programs need to evolve to make iodine deficiency a thing of the past
Because of our work, millions of children will learn better at school and earn better as adults.
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We provide strategic and technical assistance to support all aspects of programming
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