Brighter futures: protecting early brain development through salt iodisation

This report highlights the successes of the global effort to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) as a public health problem. It is the result of global collaboration among individuals from governments, the private sector and development agencies who recognize that iodine deficiency can be successfully and sustainably controlled.

The report was commissioned as part of UNICEF-GAIN Partnership Project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2008 to 2015, to improve iodine nutrition through salt iodization in 13 priority countries, as well as regionally and worldwide. The authors provide insights on how to better target programme vulnerabilities, sustain successes and ensure future generations are protected against iodine deficiency.