IGN’s activities include the following work to reduce iodine deficiency globally:
- IGN advocates for universal salt iodization in specific countries, which involves 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).
- IGN monitors progress in salt iodization and iodine status.
- IGN seeks targeted support from implementing agencies for specific countries when needed.
- IGN serves as a liaison between the scientific community and the global health community for iodine issues. For example, it 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.