The Network For Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency is an alliance of major organizations that share a common commitment to assist countries in reaching the goal of sustained elimination of IDD. It includes society member organizations that bring enormous individual assets to the table.
The vision of the Network is of a world in which every child is born protected from iodine deficiency, which may result in brain damage. A world with the entire population protected from the loss of intellectual and physical resources through this easily preventable cause of mental retardation.
The Network’s mission is to support national efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency in a sustainable manner by promoting collaboration among public, private, scientific and civic organizations. We are committed to ensuring that universal salt iodization is sustained in all countries. Accelerated progress and better coordination to focus on priority populations and actions are needed to achieve the Network’s vision within the next decade.
The goal of the Network is to harmonize support activities that assist countries in reaching the goal of sustained IDD elimination through universal salt iodization.