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28. May 2018

Iodine deficiency comes back to Vietnam

Iodine deficiency, which can causes mental retardation, has come back to Vietnam, especially in mountain communities, the country's National Hospital of Endocrinology said on Saturday...

28. November 2017

Iodine-enriched bouillon slows returning deficiency in Vietnam

Uniben’s ‘3 Mien Bouillon’ comes almost a decade after the country successfully contained the issue. Millions of Vietnamese meals are being enriched with iodine thanks to Uniben, a...

17. February 2016

Vietnam mandates iodized salt

The Prime Minister has approved a decree – effective March 15th – mandating certain nutrients in Vietnamese food In order to meet national technical standards and food safety. The...

05. February 2016

Vietnam issues decree on mandatory food fortification

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a decree to introduce iodine, iron, zinc and vitamin A as compulsory elements that need to be contained in Vietnamese food. Decree 09/2016/...

18. November 2013

Doctors warn of a comeback of iodine deficiency in Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa from the National Hospital of Endocrinology in Hanoi said latest surveys show that iodine coverage has dropped to 46 percent from more than 90 percent in 2005,...


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