by Jack C. Ling and Cynthia Reader-Wilstein


This communication guide is dedicated to the memory of Cynthia Reader Wilstein who died on September 11, 1998 after battling breast cancer and crippling rheumatoid arthritis. She was 49 years old.

Ms. Wilstein began her career developing audio-visual programs for children. She later wrote and produced children’s shows for Connecticut Public Television in Hartford and the Appalachia Educational Laboratory. Ms. Wilstein worked as a communication officer for UNICEF in Nepal and at United Nations headquarters in the 1970s.

Though unable to use her hands to write during the latter stages of her 18-year battle with arthritis, Wilstein worked or wrote for the World Health Organization, the Beyond War Foundation, and the Hewlett-Packard Foundation, using voice recognition-equipped computers. This communication guide was her last professional work.

She is survived by her husband, Associated Press national sports writer Steve Wilstein, and their 18-year-old daughter Tara.

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ICCIDD Communication Focal Point, ICEC
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana


To the Global Partnership Dedicated to the
Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders

An Ancient Scourge of Mankind

The People of the affected countries
The Governments of the affected countries
The Salt Producers of each country
The International Agencies -especially
The World Health Organization
The United Nations Children's Fund
The World Bank
The Micronutrient Initiative
Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition
Kiwanis International

The International Expert Network of the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD)

The Bilateral Agencies especially:
The Austrian Agency for International Development
The Canadian International Development Agency
The Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation
The Swedish International Development Agency
The United States Agency for International Development

The International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) is a nonprofit non-governmental organization dedicated to the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) throughout the world. The ICCIDD was granted an official status as an International NGO at the 47th World Health Assembly held in Geneva in 1994. Its activities are supported by donation/grants from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), the Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), and others.

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