Iodine Global Network's mission is to be the authoritative voice for iodine nutrition. They support and catalyze global and national iodine programs, working with key public, private, scientific and civic stakeholders. They focus on universal salt iodization as the most cost-effective and sustainable solution to prevent iodine deficiency disorders.


ign is taking on iodine deficiency by...



Advocating for universal salt iodization in specific countries.


Seeking targeted support from implementing agencies for specific countries.



Monitoring progress in salt iodization and iodine status.


Serving as a bridge between the scientific community and the global health community for iodine issues.



The keys to making a big impact on iodine deficiency:



IGN is leading the global fight to eliminate brain damage due to iodine deficiency. They have a single, directed mission that they aggressively tackle from different angles.


IGN is collaborating to create a world without iodine deficiency. Their partners include UNICEF, WHO, the Micronutrient Initiative, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and more.


Global iodine scorecard

Want to see where a country you care about stands regarding iodine status? Check out IGN's Global Scorecard.

Since 1993, the number of countries affected by iodine deficiency has decreased from 110 to just 25.

Together we can end it!

Purple shades highlight the countries affected by iodine deficiency.

Iodine Global Network is rated a 'Standout Charity' by GiveWell, who conducts in-depth research on impact and room for funding.

IGN - Financials - 2014


All donations made through Don't Wait Donate will be used to fund Iodine Global Network's program costs. IGN will report twice a year on how our contributions were used.