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Established in 1986, the Iodine Global Network is a non-profit, non government organization for the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide. Our vision is a world where all people attain optimal iodine nutrition and children can reach their full cognitive potential.
Our mission is to be the authoritative voice for iodine nutrition. We support and catalyze global and national iodine programs, working with key public, private, scientific and civic stakeholders. We focus on universal salt iodization as the most cost-effective and sustainable solution for prevention of iodine deficiency disorders.
1. To support the harmonization of national and international iodine program delivery through alignment of approaches, partnerships and resources
2. To advocate for political will and increased attention and resources for iodine programs in the context of the broader global nutrition landscape
3. To identify and help address challenges to iodine programs and thereby accelerate progress towards sustained IDD elimination
4. To support and strengthen national programs and fortification coalitions through consistent programmatic guidance and enhanced communication to, from and among national programs
5. To identify and address scientific questions and influence the research agenda in order to increase the effectiveness of iodine programs
A brief history of the Iodine Global Network (formerly ICCIDD Global Network)
The International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) had its inaugural meeting in 1986 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Working closely with partners (UNICEF, the Micronutrient Initiative, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) and national governments, ICCIDD has spurred the global effort to eliminate iodine deficiency for the past 30 years.