Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System (VMNIS)


The WHO Global Database on Iodine Deficiency was developed by the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development with the financial support of UNICEF, through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

WHO wishes to thank the numerous individuals, institutions, governments, non-governmental and international organizations for providing data for the global database. Without continual international collaboration in keeping the global database up-to-date, this compilation on worldwide patterns and trends in the iodine deficiency would not have been possible. Special thanks are due to Ministries of Health of the WHO Member States, WHO Regional Offices, WHO Country Offices, the Nutrition section, UNICEF, New York, UNICEF Country Offices, the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders.