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AN UPDATE FROM THE Field from the IODINE GLOBAL NETWORK
 
The Iodine Cookbook: a recipe for thyroid health
 
Three students at the University of Surrey, UK, together with Dr Sarah Bath and Prof. Margaret Rayman, cook up a storm with a new cookbook of iodine rich recipes. Donate to IGN this month, and win a copy!
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NYT: Iodine is a 'nerdy' but meaningful gift this holiday season
 
New York Times' Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) includes the Iodine Global Network in his annual holiday guide for gifts with meaning.
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Pregnant women in Macedonia are iodine sufficient thanks to iodized salt
By Borislav Karanfilski and Neda Milevska Kostova
 
New studies confirm the sustained success of a national coalition against iodine deficiency disorders in the former Yugoslav republic.
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Raising awareness of iodine deficiency disorders in Benin
 
Highlights from the events held on the 21st National Day of Mobilization for the Fight against IDD.
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GFDx in Spanish is now launched
 
Actionable data for food fortification is available on the Global Fortification Data Exchange, now in English y en español!
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TWEET OF THE MONTH
Global Nutrition Report 2018 released
Jess Fanzo (@jessfanzo):

"Don't have time to read the @GNReport? The top-line essentials can be found in this one graphic."

7 Dec 2018
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FORTIFICATION SPOTLIGHT
Global Nutrition Report 2018
Greg S. Garrett, Jonathan Gorstein, Roland Kupka and Homero Martinez
 
Large-scale fortification as a means of addressing micronutrient deficiencies. Global Nutrition Report 2018: Three issues in critical need of attention (Chapter Three).
“Salt iodisation is credited with preventing 750 million cases of goitre over the past 25 years. There has been progress in many countries all over the world. One example is Ethiopia, which has increased the supply of iodized salt from 4.2% in 2005 to over 95% by the end of 2014. This was the direct result of a dedicated, multi-partner effort involving the Government, salt producers and development partners that focused on improving supply chains, reinstating public commitments to enforce iodisation legislation and accessing technical assistance.”
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recent events
International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions
#DBMal Symposium. Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). 10–13 December 2018, Vienna, Austria.
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Launch of the Nutrition Knowledge Hub
The World Health Organization’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Date: 14 December 2018
Time: 12:00 – 13:30hrs
Venue: Salle B, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
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How to use data visualizations to inform food fortification and impact nutrition with the GFDx: Global Fortification Data Exchange
A live Spanish-language webinar was held on December 5, at 9 am CST. Helena Pachón, Senior Nutrition Scientist at FFI, demonstrated the GFDx to a Spanish-speaking audience.

Missed the webinar? No problem. Visit fortificationdata.org/resources/ to see a recording.
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IN GLOBAL NEWS
China makes headway in preventing, curing endemic diseases. Source: Xinhua. December 9, 2018
 
Executive Director Henrietta Fore calls for accelerated progress to eliminate malnutrition, in all its forms [YouTube video].  By Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, November 28, 2018
 
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