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.

Disorders Related to IDD

Spectrum of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Age Group





• Spontaneous abortions

• Stillbirths

• ↑Perinatal mortality

• Birth defects

• Defects of speech & hearing

• Psychomotor defects

• Cretinism


• ↑Neonatal mortality

• Neonatal Goitre

• Neonatal Hypothyroidism

Children & adolescents


• Goitre

• Hypothyroidism

• Retarded physical development

• Impaired mental function
(¯13 IQ points)



• Goitre& its complications

• Hypothyroidism

• Impaired mental function

• Iodine induced hyperthyroidism

Severe Brain Damage: Tip of the Iceberg