Altai Consulting mentioned in the Financial Times

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8 Nov 2012

Emmanuel de Dinechin and Rodolphe Baudeau comment on how private sector can help solve a public health issue taking the example of the UNICEF salt iodization program

“…A lack of iodine in landlocked Afghanistan had led to widespread disease and birth defects, so Unicef commissioned Altai to do a survey of private‐sector salt factories and scout partners for public‐private partnerships to make iodised salt. “Almost none of the salt in Afghan bazaars had iodine in it, but now almost all of it does,” says Mr Baudeau, adding that the project resulted in the opening of 12 iodised salt factories…”