Our Vision

Our vision is a world where all people attain optimal iodine nutrition and children can reach their full cognitive potential.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the authoritative voice for iodine nutrition. We support and catalyze global and national iodine programs, working with key public, private, scientific and civic stakeholders. We focus on universal salt iodization as the most cost-effective and sustainable solution for prevention of iodine deficiency disorders.

Member Countries

National Co-ordinators of member countries

CountryResource PersonAddressPhone No.Email Address
Afghanistan Dr.Shah Mahmoud Nasiri Micronutrients Officer, UNICEF, United Nations Operations Center for Afghanistan (UNOCA), Kabul, Afghanistan 93798507607 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bangladesh Prof. M Mohiduzzaman Professor, Institute of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Dhaka University, Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh +448451390011 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bhutan Ms. Pemba Yangchen Senior Nutritionist, Nutrition Program, Department of Public Health, Thimpu, Bhutan 17349517 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
India Dr.Kapil Yadav Faculty, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India 91-11-26588522 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maldives Mr. AishathNaila Laboratory Technologist, , Public Health Laboratory, Male-20040, Maldives   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Myanmar Dr.SweSweHliang Project manager, IDD Elimination Project, National Nutrition Center,Department of Health, Ministry of Health, Naypyidaw, Myanmar   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nepal Mrs. Urmila Shrestha General Manager, Salt Trading Corporation Limited, Salt Trading Corporation Limited, Kathmandu, Nepal (977-1-)-4271231 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sri Lanka Mr. MahindaGunawardena ICCIDD, Colombo, Sri Lanka 94114205641 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Regional Score Card 2012

CountryPopulation (thousands)Birth (thousands)Adequately Iodized Salt Consumption (%)Median UIE(µg/L)Proportion of population with Low UIE (<100 ug/L; %)Iodine Deficiency Protected Population (thousands)Iodine Deficiency Unprotected Population (thousands)Iodine Deficiency Protected Infants (thousand)Iodine Deficiency Unprotected Infants (thousands)
Afghanistan 31412.00 1302.00 28.00 49.00 71.90 8795 22617 365 937
Bangladesh 148692.00 3401.00 57.60 145.70 33.80 85647 63045 1959 1442
Bhutan 726.00 15.00 96.20 217.00 13.50 698 28 14 1
India 1224614.00 26787.00 71.20 154.00 34.40 871925 352689 19072 7715
Myanmar 47963.00 1016.00 92.90 124.00 34.30 44558 3405 944 72
Nepal 29959.00 730.00 62.60 193.00 22.00 18754 11205 457 273
Sri Lanka 20860.00 364.00 68.30 163.40 30.00 14247 6613 249 115
Maldives 316.00 6.00 44.00 115.00 43.10 139 177 3 3