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Iodine Global Network

Dedicated to the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide.


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According to the World Health Organization, iodine deficiency is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage in children. Nearly 50 million people have stunted cognitive and motor development as a result. Severe stunting can be as bad as a loss of 15 IQ points, meaning children who don't get enough iodine struggle at school and in later life. The solution is simple, and has already been implemented in many countries: national level fortification of salt with iodine. IGN works with governments to implement such programmes. Despite not being directly related to schools, removing this barrier to healthy development is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to include children's educational outcomes.

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