Iodine Global Network (IGN)


MUIC* (µg/L): 84 (2013-14) National, SAC (8-10 years)
* MUIC, median urinary iodine concentration
SAC: school-age children / WRA: women of reproductive age / PW: pregnant women / NPNLW: Non-Pregnant Non-Lactating Women


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. According to the...

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 Vietnamese food...

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 regulation states that...

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/ND-CP on food...

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, when a national...


Regulation of Food Fortification in Vietnam. (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Asia Counsel
Report prepared for Food Fortification Initiative and Iodine Global Network
23 September 2016
The Rise and Fall of Universal Salt Iodization in Vietnam: Lessons Learned for Designing Sustainable Food Fortification Programs With a Public Health Impact (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Karen Codling, Nguyen Vinh Quang, Le Phong, Do Hong Phuong, Nguyen Dinh Quang, France Begin, and Roger Mathisen
Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2015, Vol. 36(4) 441-454
Salt iodisation in Viet Nam:Learning from the Past and Building Back Better (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
UNICEF, October 2013
Iodising Salt and Fortifying Flour: The Best Investment for Viet Nam’s National Economic Development (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Iodine status in late pregnancy and psychosocial determinants of iodized salt use in rural northern Viet Nam (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Jane Fisher, Thach Tran, Beverley Biggs, Tuan Tran, Terry Dwyer, Gerard Casey, Dang Hai Tho & Basil Hetzel
Bull World Health Organ 2011;89:813–820

Regional Coordinator

Edward Otico