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Development Media International (DMI)

Producing mass media to promote improved health behaviors in developing countries.

DMI produces radio and television broadcasts in developing countries that encourage people to adopt improved health practices. DMI's program may be highly cost-effective. DMI has shown a commitment to monitoring the quality of its programs. Read More

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Iodine Global Network (IGN), formerly ICCIDD

Aiding salt iodization programs in developing countries.

Iodine deficiency, which remains common in the developing world, harms cognitive development. Fortifying salt with iodine successfully alleviates this problem. (For more, see our full report on salt iodization.) IGN aims to reduce iodine deficiency globally by advocating for national salt iodization programs, tracking progress on iodization, and providing global and country-specific guidance on related programmatic and scientific issues. Read More

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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) - Universal Salt Iodization (USI) program

Aiding salt iodization programs in developing countries.

Iodine deficiency, which remains common in the developing world, harms cognitive development. Fortifying salt with iodine successfully alleviates this problem. (For more, see our full report on salt iodization.) GAIN’s USI activities vary considerably across countries and include advocacy, technical assistance, supplying equipment, training government officials and salt producers, and monitoring, among others. Read More

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Living Goods

Supporting a network of community health promoters in Uganda.

Living Goods sells health products door-to-door and provides basic health counseling in sub-Saharan Africa. A randomized controlled trial measured a 27% reduction in childhood mortality as a result of its program. Read More

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