By Aarati Pillai, Rozy A. Jafar and Suvabrata Dey Iodine is an essential micronutrient for the human body, critical for physical and mental development. Despite this, iodine deficiency remains a global health concern, with consequences such as goitre, hypothyroidism and stunted growth. Many of these consequences are irreversible, but they can be prevented. Salt iodization
By Dr. Noor Khan, Senior Technical Advisor for Nutrition in Food Systems In 2003, as National Program Manager for Nutrition International (then the Micronutrient Initiative) in Pakistan, I had expressed the organization’s dream to raise the national rate of household consumption of iodized salt in Pakistan, from 17% to at least 80%. At the time,
Recognizing how closely intertwined nutrition and sexual and reproductive health are, Nutrition International is working with partners to integrate nutrition into SRHR interventions. The upcoming International Conference on Population and Development in Nairobi is a chance for organizations to come together and build innovative solutions for women and girls’ health.
2020 is a big year for nutrition. Yet strangely I have never been more concerned about its future as a global priority.
By Dr. Marion Roche, Senior Technical Advisor for Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition Although adolescent health is gaining recognition globally as an area that requires attention, there is currently no one-stop-shop for information about adolescent nutrition and anaemia. In fact, most graduate nutrition programs have very little emphasis placed on adolescent nutrition. There is