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

15 pages

22. November 2014

China plans to eliminate state monopoly on salt

China plans to scrap its state monopoly on the sale of salt, marking the end of a system with nearly 2,700 years of history. The move is intended to bolster competition. A monopoly on salt production...

17. November 2014

Food fortification program in Afghanistan prevents IDD

A recent survey conducted in Afghanistan in 2013 proved that the national food fortification programme funded through the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) and other partners, and executed by...

16. November 2014

Iodine deficiency: 90 years of progress, but much to be done

Iodine deficiency is one of the top three micronutrient deficiencies that are targeted by the World Health Organization. Statistics estimate that 18 million infants are mentally impaired each year due to...

07. November 2014

Switzerland distributes iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Every ten years the Swiss government distributes potassium iodide tablets to people living near nuclear plants. There are four nuclear power plants currently generating electricity in Switzerland. They ...

06. November 2014

Finnish dairy Valio to detail iodine content on all milk cartons

Finnish dairy Valio has charged itself with educating consumers in Finland and Sweden on the importance of iodine consumption. From November, the iodine content (16 mcg per 100 mL of milk) will be...

03. November 2014

Thailand praised for efforts in fighting IDD

The Executive Director of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD), Prof. Dr. Michael Zimmermann has praised Thailand for its successful efforts to eliminate ...

02. November 2014

ATA 2014: Iodine deficiency symposium

Friday, Oct. 31 marked the halfway point of the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting. Chaired by Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD, MSc, and Angela Leung, MD, MSc, the Iodine Deficiency Symposium...

27. October 2014

New insights into relationship between thyroid nodules, age and iodine intake

A systematic 11-year follow-up study in Danish adults offers new insights into the relationships between thyroid nodularity, age and iodine intake. Mandatory iodine fortification of all salt used in...

27. October 2014

Children in Colombia consume excess iodine

A study of 6 and 15 year old students in the municipalities Chía and Bosa (a southern district of Bogotá) demonstrated excess iodine levels. Colombia implemented a universal salt iodization policy and...

25. October 2014

Pakistani government under pressure to adopt salt iodization laws

Religious scholars, health professionals, media persons and civil society urged the government to make laws necessary to ensure iodized salt across the country. They gave this unanimous call while...

24. October 2014

Study links iodine deficiency to goiter in rural South Sudan

In a 2005 study, the number of households consuming iodized salt in South Sudan increased from 40% to 73%. But there are still many goiter cases in rural South Sudan, and iodine deficiency remains a major...

24. October 2014

Survey shows 92% of families in Manipur, India are using iodized salt

The State Directorate of Health Services has observed Global Iodine Deficiency Disease Prevention Day at the Jubilee hall of RIMS today. Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Health minister...

24. October 2014

Global IDD Day used to highlight importance of iodine consumption in Pakistan

Even during her third pregnancy, Sadia Arshad, 35, is completely clueless about the necessity of iodine in her diet. After a 15-minute antenatal checkup by her gynecologist at the Polyclinic hospital, the...

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...