Donate with us on World Malaria Day 2023!

Iodine Global Network (IGN)

July 2023: RC Forward has made changes to how it operates. Fundraising is paused for most campaigns. We advise donors to give tax-effectively if possible while prioritizing impact over tax benefits. If you wish to donate to this charity directly without a donation receipt, please donate on their website. To make a donation eligible for a donation receipt, please visit our new donation page (link). For more information, please read our update (link). Contact us (link) if you have questions or need support.

The Iodine Global Network (IGN) aims to reduce iodine deficiency globally by advocating for national salt iodization programs, tracking progress on iodization, and providing global and country-specific guidance on related programmatic and scientific issues.

About this charity

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.

Don't want to make a donation right now?

If you prefer making your donations at the end of the year, we can remind you later about RC Forward.

You will receive a simple reminder. No regular newsletter. No spam.

Learn more or get support

Contact our friendly team, we’re here to help.