Commitment to Action

Salt Iodization Partnership

Commitment by

Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition (Gain), UNICEF

In 2007, the Global Aliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and UNICEF, as part of the Salt Iodization Partnership, committed to implement sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) as a public health problem. Together they hoped to increase global coverage of households using adequately iodized salt to at least 85 percent. In order to achieve this goal, they identified four complementary program components that were essential for success. These were: supply, demand, advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation. The main activities being undertaken are developing educational materials for adequate iodized salt production, forming 'Salt Bank Cooperatives' of small artisinal salt producers, and engaging the processed food industry to ensure iodized salt is being used in their recipes.

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Commitment

Salt Iodization Partnership

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

8 years

Estimated Total Value

$40,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

BANGLADESH, CHINA, ETHIOPIA, GHANA, INDIA, INDONESIA, NIGER, NIGERIA, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES

Commitment by

Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition (Gain), UNICEF