IGN's Activities Include:

  • Advocating for universal salt iodization in specific countries, including meeting with government officials, educating policy-makers about programmatically-relevant iodine science, and creating and facilitating national stakeholder coalitions, which may include government agencies, aid agencies, other non-profit implementers, and salt producers.

  • Monitoring progress in salt iodization and iodine status.

  • Seeking targeted support from implementing agencies for specific countries when needed.

  • Serving as a liaison between the scientific community and the global health community for iodine issues. For example, IGN helps the World Health Organization (WHO) maintain a database of iodine status for all countries, publishes a quarterly newsletter on universal salt iodization programs and related research findings, and summarizes scientific research on questions that are relevant to salt iodization programs.