screen capture from a multimedia presentation in the article below. Part of correcting Kazakhstan's Iodine deficiency involved public awareness campaigns on IDD. In this graphic, a teacher is seen chastising a student for his poor, iodine-deficient performance. Iodine Man to the rescue in the next panel and the student is a brainiac!
This is not "new" news, this is from 2006. I had just searched, previously, for an image of Iodine man and I could not find one. Now found, sharing:)
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Valentina Sivryukova knew her public service messages were hitting the mark when she heard how one Kazakh schoolboy called another stupid. “What are you,” he sneered, “iodine-deficient or something?”
...In 1999, only 29 percent of its households were using iodized salt. Now, 94 percent are...