Making Iodine Deficiency Disorders a thing of the past
We are proud to partner with The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) for iodization of sea salt in Pemba. GAIN is a global, Swiss-based foundation that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. GAIN’s programs in Africa and Asia enable better diets via nutritional products, such as fortified staple foods, including cooking oil and flour, and condiments like salt and soy sauce.
GAIN’s purpose is to improve nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable. GAIN believes that no one sector alone can solve the complex problem of malnutrition. GAIN works closely with partners including governments, civil society, businesses, UN agencies, and academic institutions to develop programs that deliver large-scale and locally relevant solutions to malnutrition in more than 30 countries.
GAIN is working in partnership with us to develop an immediate, intermediate and long-term iodization strategy for the salt produced in Pemba, and to ensure proper iodization to combat iodine deficiency disorders. Deficiency of iodine is a major cause of preventable brain damage and learning disabilities.