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ICCIDD MANDATE

The vision of ICCIDD is a world virtually free from iodine deficiency disorders with national endeavors in each country to maintain optimal iodine nutrition, primarily through universal consumption of iodized salt.

The mission of ICCIDD is to advocate to governments, citizens, and development agencies a priority commitment to iodine nutrition through a multidisciplinary approach that involves all relevant partners.

ICCIDD believes that country programs must be fully supported nationally for sustained success, and will work with all partners and national entities towards that end.

ICCIDD Mandate has been established:

  1. To promote awareness of the magnitude of IDD and the fact that it can be eliminated at an affordable cost;
  2. To provide technical assistance in the assessment of prevalence in countries and the development of strategies for IDD elimination;
  3. To provide technical assistance in monitoring the application of these strategies and evaluate their effectiveness;
  4. To support training programs at national and regional levels for survey design, program management, monitoring and evaluation, social communication and technical assistance to quality assurance systems;
  5. To encourage research on issues relating to the virtual elimination of IDD.

ICCIDD DESCRIPTION

The International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) is the only international organization specifically constituted to promote the elimination of IDD. ICCIDD's multidisciplinary global network of experts consists of some 400 specialists from more than 82 countries. They include scientists in the medical and nutrition fields, public health administrators, development managers, technologists, communicators, economists, salt technologists and other industry experts. All of them are committed to assisting governments and international agencies in developing national programs for the virtual elimination of IDD as a public health problem.

ICCIDD was formed in 1986 with support from UNICEF, WHO and the Australian government in order to bridge the gap between available knowledge and its application in solving the problem of IDD for the millions at risk. ICCIDD has played a major role in communicating the IDD threat to decision makers of national governments and international agencies and to a wide variety of health professionals and planners.

By participating in public policy development and advocacy, program development, implementation and training, ICCIDD consultants assist countries with significant IDD problems to develop national IDD control programs, in cooperation with:

  • national governments
  • institutions and individuals
  • private industries and welfare agencies
  • major international agencies
  • key bilateral aid giving agencies

ICCIDD is a non-profit, non governmental organization (NGO) with official consultant status with WHO and the UN system and an official participant in the annual World Health Assembly.

 


GLOBAL MILESTONES IN IDD AWARENESS

1960 The World Health Organization (WHO) presents the first comprehensive review of goiter on world scale, underlining the severity of the problem. However in spite of the successful elimination of IDD in a number of industrialized countries, only very slow progress is made in developing countries during the next 15 years.

1974 The World Food Council is the first of a number of international organizations over the next decade to call for the elimination of goiter.

1983 The concept of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) is introduced with emphasis on the effects of iodine deficiency on brain function.

1985 With support from UNICEF, WHO & Australian government the ICCIDD is founded in order to bridge the gap between avail able knowledge and its application.

1987 The United Nations Sub-Committee on Nutrition establishes an IDD Working Group to receive an Annual Report of Progress.

1990 The 43rd World Health Assembly in Geneva recognizes IDD elimination as a major priority.

The UN World Summit for Children, attended by 71 Heads of State and representatives of 15 governments, adopts a plan action that includes the virtual elimination of IDD by the year 2000.

1991 Ending Hidden Hunger (A policy conference on Micronutrient Malnutrition) Montreal, Canada.

1992 The 45th World Health Assembly and the WHO-FAO International Conference on Nutrition Commitment confirmed.

2001 The Partnership for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency founded in Paris, France.

2002 World Summit for Children.  


CONSULTING SERVICES

ICCIDD, a non-profit NGO, cooperates with major international agencies, particularly UNICEF and WHO, and bilateral aid agencies in the development and execution of national IDD elimination programmes in countries with significant IDD problems. ICCIDD's global network of consultants work in every area of IDD, including:

  • Epidemiological, experimental and clinical studies
  • Assessment and programme design
  • Iodization of salt and other technologies
  • Planning and training
  • Management and programme development
  • Technical assistance for quality control
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Communication and education
  • Advocacy and marketing

 


ICCIDD BOARD of DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

  • Prof. J. Ling (Chair)
  • Dr. G. N. Burrow (Vice Chair)
  • Dr. J. T. Dunn (Executive Director)
  • Dr. P. L. Jooste (Secretary)
  • Dr. P. Walker (Treasurer)
  • Mr. M. G. Venkatesh Mannar
  • Ms. J. Mutamba
  • Dr. S. Sinawat

 

Chairman Emeritus

  • Dr. B. S. Hetzel

 

Committee Chairs

  • Dr. H. Burgi (Science/Technology)
  • Dr. G. N. Burrow (Development) (also Vice Chair)
  • Mr. R. Hanneman (Salt)
  • Mr. D. Haxton (Liaison)
  • Prof. J. Ling (Communication) (also Chair)

Regional Coordinators

  • Africa
    • Dr. D. Lantum (RC)
    • Dr. J. Egbuta (West Africa Subregion (Anglophone))
    • Ms. J. Mutamba (South/East Subregion)
    • Dr. T. Ntambwe (West Subregion (Francophone))
  • Americas
    • Dr. E. Pretell (RC)
    • Dr. E. Boy (Central American/Caribbean Subregion)
  • Asia Pacific
    • Dr. C. Eastman
  • China-Far East
    • Dr. Zu-Pei Chen (RC)
  • East Europe/Central Asia
    • Dr. G. Gerasimov (RC)
  • Middle East
    • Dr. F. Azizi (RC)
  • South East Asia
    • Dr. C. Pandav (RC)
  • West/Central Europe
    • Dr. A. Pinchera (RC

 

Other Board Members

  • Mrs. M. N. Asuquo
  • Dr. F. Delange
  • Dr. G. R. DeLong
  • Mr. Zhihua Dong
  • Dr. C. Eastman
  • Ms. A. M. Higa
  • Dr. Izzeldin S. Hussein
  • Dr. L. Ivanova
  • Dr. L. Locatelli-Rossi
  • Dr. G. Maberly
  • Mr. B. Moinier
  • Dr. C. S. Pittman
  • Mr. E. Sigurdsson
  • Dr. Soekirman
  • Mr. S. Sundaresan
  • Dr. C. Thilly
  • Dr. C. Todd
  • Dr. Yan Yuqin
  • Dr. M. Zimmermann

 

 

For more information, please contact the following ICCIDD offices:

Executive Committee:

Prof. Jack Ling              School of Public Health & Trop. Med., Dept. of Int'l Health, Tulane University, 

1440 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70112,

Telephone: 504-584-3542 

Fax: 504-584-3653

Email: jling@tulane.edu 

and

200 East 27th St, #9F, 

New York, NY  10016 

Telephone: (212)481-8031

 

Dr. Gerard N. Burrow (US/Canada) Sea Research Foundation
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: 860 572 5955, ext. 401
Fax: 860 572 5969
E-mail: gburrow@searesearch.org

Dr. John T. Dunn (USA)
University of Virginia Health System
P. O. Box 801416
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: 434 924 5929
Fax: 434 243 9195
E-mail: jtd@virginia.edu
Dr. Peter Walker (Canada)
Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
Phone: 613 562 5800, ext. 8113
Fax: 613 562 5457
E-mail: pwalker@uottawa.ca
Dr. Pieter Jooste (South Africa)
Nutritional Intervention Research Unit
Medical Research Council
P. O. Box 19070
Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: 27 21 938 0370
Fax: 27 21 938 0321
E-mail: pieter.jooste@mrc.ac.za
Dr. Sangsom Sinawat (Thailand)
Nutrition Division
Department of Health (MOPH)
Tiwanon Road
Nonthaburi Province 11000, Thailand
Phone: 66 2 591 8162/3
Fax: 66 2 590 4339
E-mail: nutritio@health.moph.go.th
Ms. Judith Mutamba (Zimbabwe)
249 Arcturus Road
P. O. Box GD 533
Greendale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 495180
E-mail: jmutamba@africaonline.co.zw
Mr. M. G. Venkatesh Mannar, President (Canada)
The Micronutrient Initiative
P. O. Box 56127
250 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, K1R 7Z1, Canada
Phone: 613 782 6814
Fax: 613 782 6838
E-mail: vmannar@micronutrient.org
 

 

Chairman Emeritus:

Dr. Basil S. Hetzel (Australia)
C/- Children's Health Development Foundation
8th Floor, Samuel Way Building
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide 5006, Australia
Phone: 61 8 8161 7021
Fax: 61 8 8161 7221
E-mail: iccidd@a011.aone.net.au

Committee Chairs:

Mr. David Haxton (USA)
909 Elizabethan Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: 336 852 9256
Fax: 336 855 7886
E-mail: DPHaxton@aol.com

Prof. Jack Ling Ling,              School of Public Health & Trop. Med., Dept. of Int'l Health, Tulane University, 

1440 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70112,

Telephone: 504-584-3542 

Fax: 504-584-3653

Email: jling@tulane.edu 

and

200 East 27th Street, #9F, 

New York, NY  10016 

Telephone: (212)481-8031

Mr. Richard L. Hanneman (USA)
Salt Institute
700 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314-2040
Phone: 703 549 4648
Fax: 703 548 2194
Dr. Hans Burgi (Switzerland)
Verenaweg 26
CH 4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
Phone: 41 32 622 0302
Fax: 41 32 621 2435
E-mail: buergi@smile.ch
Dr. Gerard N. Burrow (US/Canada)
Sea Research Foundation
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: 860 572 5955, ext. 401
Fax: 860 572 5969
E-mail: gburrow@searesearch.org

 

Regional Coordinators:

AFRICA:

Professor Dan Lantum (Cameroon)
Quartier Ekoudou-Bastos
BP 4285 Nlongkak
Yaounde, Centre Province, Cameroon
Phone: 237 31 5104
Fax: 237 23 0296
E-mail: dlantum@camnet.cm

AFRICA: 

Ms. Judith Mutamba (Zimbabwe)
249 Arcturus Road
P. O. Box GD 533
Greendale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 495180
Fax:
E-mail: jmutamba@africaonline.co.zw

AMERICAS:

Dr. Eduardo A. Pretell (Peru)
AV. Cuba 523
Apartado Postal 110388
Lina 11, Peru
Phone: 51 1 2659118
Fax: 51 1 2657094
E-mail: epretell@terra.com.pe

AFRICA:

Dr. John O. Egbuta (Nigeria)
UNICEF Office
P. O. Box 1282
Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: 234 1 269 0276
Fax: 234 2 269 0726
E-mail: johne@un.org
E-mail: jegbutaone@hotmail.com

AFRICA:

Dr. T. Ntambwe-Kibambe (Congo)
Medecin Directeur du Bureau National TDCI
BP 3250
Kinshasa/Gombe, Zaire
Phone: c/o OMS 243 12 25247
Fax: c/o OMS 407 956 3792
E-mail: tntambwe@ic.cd

AMERICAS:

Dr. Erick Boy Gallego (Guatemala)
The Micronutrient Initiative
P. O. Box 56127
250 Albert Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, K1R 7Z1, Canada
Phone: 613 782 6804
Fax: 613 782 6838
E-mail: eboy@micronutrient.org

ASIA PACIFIC

Dr. Creswell J. Eastman (Australia)
Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research
Westmead Hospital
Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
Phone: 61 2 9845 6188
Fax: 61 2 9891 6908
E-mail: eastmanc@icpmr.wsahs.nsw.gov.au

CHINA - FAR EAST:

Dr. Chen Zu-Pei (China)
The Institute of Endocrinology
Tianjin Medical University
Tianjin 300070, People's Republic of China
Phone: 86 222 334 1228
Fax: 86 222 337 0618
E-mail: zpchen@public.tpt.tj.cn

EASTERN EUROPE/CENTRAL ASIA:

Dr. Gregory Gerasimov (Russia)
P. O. Box 24
Moscow 103 001, Russia
Phone: 7 095 299 7596
Fax: 7 095 299 7596
E-mail: gerasimov@webiodine.com

MIDDLE EAST:

Dr. Fereidoun Azizi (Iran)
Endocrine Research Centre
Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
P. O. Box 19395-4763
Tehran, Iran
Phone: 98 21 240 9309
Fax: 98 21 240 2463
E-mail: azizi@erc-iran.com

SOUTH EAST ASIA:

Dr. Chandrakant S. Pandav (India)
Centre for Community Medicine
All India Institute of Medical  Sciences
Ansari Nagar
New Delhi 110 029, India
Phone: 91 11 659 3553
Fax: 91 11 686 3522
E-mail: pandav@iccidd.ernet.in and cspandav@mantraonline.com

WEST/CENTRAL EUROPE:

Dr. Aldo Pinchera (Italy)
Department of Endocrinology
University of Pisa
Via Paradisa 2
56124 Pisa, Italy
Phone: 39 050 544723
Fax: 39 050 578772
E-mail: a.pinchera@endoc.med.unipi.it

 

Other Board Members

Mrs. M. N. Asuquo (Nigeria)
Union Dicon Salt PLC
P. O. Box 3208
Surulore, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: 234 4526 445, 454, 402
Fax: 234 4526 445
E-mail: diconsalt@linkserv.com
Dr. Francois Delange (Belgium)
Avenue de la Fauconnerie 151
1170 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32 2 675 8543
Fax: 32 2 675 1898
E-mail: fdelange@ulb.ac.be
Dr. G. Robert DeLong (USA)
Department of Pediatric Neurology
Duke University Medical Center
P. O. Box 3936
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919 684 3219
Fax: 919 681 8943
E-mail: delon006@mc.duke.edu
Mr. Zhihua Dong (China)
China National Salt Industry Cooperation
Lianhuachi, Guangwai Street
Fengtai District, Beijing, China
Phone: 86 010 63428999
Fax: 86 010 63272355
E-mail: dzh@public.gb.com.cn
Dr. Creswell J. Eastman (Australia)
Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research
Westmead Hospital
Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
Phone: 61 2 9845 6188
Fax: 61 2 9891 6908
E-mail: eastmanc@icpmr.wsahs.nsw.gov.au
Ms. Ana Maria Higa Yamashiro (Peru)
Ministerio de Salud
Calle El Cortijo No. 219
Salamanca
Lima 03, Peru
Phone: 511 4358502
Fax:
E-mail: ahigay@minsa.gob.pe and achch@viabcp.com.pe
Dr. Izzeldin S. Hussein (Oman)
Regional Association RISPA
P. O. Box 60 MQ 115
C-Hashmia-M-S
Thai Embassy Building
Sultanate of Oman
Phone: 968 69 77 89
Fax:
E-mail: izzuhat@omantel.net.om
Dr. Ludmila Ivanova (Bulgaria)
Nutrition Laboratory
National Center of Hygiene, Medical Ecology, and Nutrition
15, Dimiter Nestorov Street
Floor 6, Laboratory 5-6
Sofia 1431, Bulgaria
Phone: 359 2 5812 528
Fax: 359 2 9581 277
E-mail: ignatov@bulinfo.net
Dr. Lorenzo Locatelli-Rossi (Zambia)
c/o UNICEF
P. O. Box 33610
Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 2613123
Fax: 260 1 2613123
E-mail: rossi@coppernet.zm or brossi@unicef.org

 

Dr. Glen Maberly (USA)
PAMM, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
Department of International Health
7th Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404 727 4553
Fax: 404 727 4590
E-mail: gmaberl@sph.emory.edu
Mr. Bernard Moinier (France)
European Salt Producers' Association
17, rue Daru
75008 Paris, France
Phone: 01 47 66 5290
Fax: 01 47 66 5266
E-mail: bmoinier@eu-salt.com
Dr. Constance S. Pittman (USA)
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Alabama School of Medicine
University Station
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: 205 934 0800
Fax: 205 934 0890
E-mail: cpittman@endo.dom.uab.edu
Mr. E. Sigurdsson (Iceland)
P. O. Box 8405128
Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone: 354 581 2068
Fax: 354 581 3034
E-mail: sigurdsson@kiwanis-rsc.be
Prof. Soekirman (Indonesia)
Jalan Siaga Raya
Komplek Bappenas A-1
Pejaten Barat, Jakarta 12510, Indonesia
Phone: 62 21 799 2993
Fax: 62 21 798 7130
E-mail: skirman@rad.net.id
Mr. S. Sundaresan (India)
Office of the Salt Commissioner
Government of India
P. O. Box 139
Jaipur 302 001, India
Phone: 91 141 553 352
Fax: 91 141 516 571
E-mail: Lavan@raj.nic.in
Dr. Claude Thilly (Belgium)
Department of Community Medicine
Ecole de Sante Publique
CP 590, Route de Lennik, 808
1070 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32 2 555 4077
Fax: 32 2 555 4040
E-mail: cthilly@ulb.ac.be
Dr. Charles H. Todd, G-12 5/99 (Belgium)
Human and Social Development
(Unit B/3)
DG-Development
European Commission
1049 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-299-0289
Fax: 32-2-296-3697
E-mail: charles.todd@cec.eu.int
Dr. Yan Yuqin (China)
Institute of Endocrinology
Tianjing Medical University
22 Qixiangtai Road, Heping District
Tianjing 300070, People's Republic of China
Phone: 86 22 2352 56 08
Fax: 86 222 337 0618
E-mail: yanyuqin@peoplemail.com.cn

 


POSITION PAPERS

All of the following are taken from the IDD Newsletter in the indicated issues.

Iodized Oil in Pregnancy, Volume 11, Number 2, May 1995.

ICCIDD Statement of Iodine-Induced Thyrotoxicosis (Jodbasedow), Volume 11, Number 4, November 1995.

Recommended Iodine Levels in Salt and Guidelines for Monitoring Their Adequacy, Volume 13, Number 1, February 1997.


RELATED STATEMENTS

All of the following are taken from the IDD Newsletter in the indicated issues.

 

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