ICCIDD Global Network

What is the ICCIDD Global Network?

The International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) Global Network is a non-profit, non-government organization for the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide.

News Articles

14 pages

18. October 2014

Workshops in Pakistan teach media about impact of low iodine on child intelligence

Around 2.2 million children are born each year with mental disorders in Pakistan due to iodine deficiency in pregnant women. Addressing the media workshop on iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), ...

13. October 2014

No link between iodized salt and thyroid cancer

Young and middled-aged women in China are the most vulnerable to papillary thyroid carcinoma, the most common form of thyroid cancer. Three out of every four patients are female, according to a national...

08. October 2014

Consumption of iodized salt ensures brighter and sharper minds

An awareness seminar for school-children on the use of iodized salt for better physical and mental health was held in Islamabad, Pakistan. The seminar was organized by the Network for Consumer Protection...

18. September 2014

Iodine deficiency survey kicks off in Punjab, Northern India

The authorities of Ludhiana district in Punjab are initiating a survey to measure iodine levels in 2,700 school children aged between 6 and 12 years from over 30 district areas. A school will be ...

13. September 2014

‘Tour de Thyroid’ (15–30 September)

On Monday 15 September, a Croatian charity team Bioleptir Hrvatska (Butterfly Croatia) will set out on a cross-European bicycle tour to raise awareness of thyroid disorders and iodine deficiency. The tour...

04. September 2014

Iodine deficiency is endangering millions of children in Mozambique

Representative of UNICEF in Maputo, Koen Vanormelingen, has stressed the need for the Mozambican government to deal with iodine deficiency in children. Speaking at a meeting of the National Salt Iodation...

29. August 2014

UNICEF report praises USI success in Nigeria

Nigeria, with a population of over 140 million and enormous natural resources, has achieved remarkable success in its Universal Salt Iodization (USI) programme. The USI programme took-off effectively in...

14. August 2014

Nigeria scales up fight against circulation of non-iodized salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has pledged further commitment to scale up the fight against circulation of non-iodized salt in Nigeria. Director General of ...

14. August 2014

Salt iodization programs have helped improve growth and reduce mortality across Africa

Salt iodization programs in approximately 150 countries have markedly improved the global iodine nutritional status over the past decade. This is reflected in the decrease in the number of iodine-...

19. July 2014

Goiter is still common in the Philippines

In the Philippines, one of the most common diseases that affect the thyroid gland is goiter. “Goiter is prevalent in the Philippines,” says Dr. Gabriel Jasul, Jr., director of the Philippine Society of...

14. July 2014

Solar salt from small-scale producers to improve nutrition in Guinea

Small-scale farmers in Guinea are using a new method for extracting naturally-iodized salt without damaging the environment. The method uses the combined power of the sun and wind to crystallize brine on...

25. June 2014

Bahrain announces "zero iodine deficiency" status

Bahrain’s Health Minister Sadiq bin Abdul-Kareem Al-Shehabi expressed his delight at the Kingdom’s accomplishment of "zero iodine deficiency" status, thus becoming the first country in the eastern...

25. June 2014

Iodine deficiency: no thing of the past for Europeans

Some 30% of the world's population, or two billion people, are deficient in iodine. Although the most severe cases occur in developing countries, Europeans are affected too, with about half of continental...

25. June 2014

Why should U.S. pregnant moms take iodine supplements?

If you're either expecting a little one or have a new baby at home, you may want to reconsider trading table salt for alternatives like sea salt. A new policy statement from The American Academy of...

17. June 2014

Low-cost iodized salt launched in Tamil Nadu, India

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa launched three varieties of low-cost salt: double-fortified salt, low-sodium salt, and refined free flow iodized salt. 'Amma Salt', an initiative of the Tamil Nadu...

11. June 2014

Pakistan launches an awareness campaign on iodine deficiency

Universal iodisation of salt is the most inexpensive way of preventing iodine deficiency disorders. An awareness campaign on iodine deficiency disorders has been launched in Islamabad Capital Territory...

11. June 2014

'Salt March' reduces iodine deficiency among schoolchildren in Kashmir

As Kashmir moves from rock salt of Pakistan to iodized salt, there is a remarkable reduction in iodine deficiency among schoolchildren of the Valley. A recent study by the endocrinology department of the...

11. June 2014

Philippines reactivate a regional task force to manage the national salt iodization program

National Nutrition Council (NNC) has reactivated the Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF) in an effort to manage and coordinate the National Salt Iodization Program (NSIP) in Central Luzon. “RBATF...

11. June 2014

Bangladesh will not import salt this year to ensure fair prices of domestic iodized salt

The government of Bangladesh will not allow any import of salt this year to ensure fair prices of salt produced by local farmers, said the Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu. “We are self sufficient...

28. May 2014

Improve your thyroid health during International Thyroid Awareness Week 2014

25–31 May 2014 is the sixth International Thyroid Awareness Week. The British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) is partnering with its international counterparts to raise awareness of thyroid disorders ...