Iodine Global Network

Iodine Global Network focuses on the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide.

 

Description

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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.

Our goals:
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.

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Iodine Global Network

The Iodine Global Network (abbreviated IGN; formerly the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders Global Network or ICCIDD Global Network) describes itself as a "non-profit, non-government organization for the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide."[1]

History

The Iodine Global Network was founded in 1986, with its inaugural meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal.[1] In 2002, the Network for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency was launched at the Special Session for Children. In 2012, the two organizations combined to form IGN.[1]

In December 2014, the organization was renamed to "Iodine Global Network" from "International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders Global Network". The domain name of the IGN's website was changed from iccidd.org to ign.org.[2][3][4]

Partners

IGN has partnered with the World Health Organization and UNICEF on work related to iodine deficiency.[5][6] It has also partnered with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition to establish quality management systems for salt iodization.[7] Other partners include the Micronutrient Initiative, Kiwanis International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a number of salt manufacturing companies around the world.[8]

IGN is also affiliated with the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c "ICCIDD Global network". International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "About the IGN". Iodine Global Network. Retrieved February 8, 2017. In 2014, the organization was renamed the Iodine Global Network (IGN).
  3. ^ "Internet Archive snapshot of ICCIDD Global Network homepage from December 6, 2014". Archived from the original on December 6, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Internet Archive snapshot of Iodine Global Network homepage from December 20, 2014". Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) This snapshot can be accessed from https://web.archive.org/web/20141217131809/http://iccidd.org/ which redirects to the ign.org snapshot.
  5. ^ "Joint WHO/UNICEF/ICCIDD consultation". World Health Organization. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD)". World Health Organization. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Salt Iodization: Now Accepting Technical Proposals in Pakistan". Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Archived from the original on May 24, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "International Partners in the Global Effort to Eliminate IDD". International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD)". International Union of Nutritional Sciences. Retrieved May 23, 2014.

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