In October 2009, The Eleos Foundation hosted Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. His columns often focus on global health, poverty and gender issues in the developing world. Mr. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn coauthored the book Half the Sky, which lays out an agenda for the world's women and three major abuses, which needlessly claims one woman a minute.
Adding iodine to a country’s salt supply will have a far-reaching effect on people’s health and development, especially women. Mr. Kristof notes that one third of the developing world does not get enough iodine, causing, among other things, a drop of 10-15 IQ points. The effects of this deficiency are particularly severe for females while in utero. Introducing iodine into the food supply is manageable, requires almost negligible amounts of money, and produces a high rate of return on the investment.
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