WHO Viet Nam
Fruit vendor at local market in Hanoi, Viet Nam
Foodborne diseases affect millions of people every year. Many of these suffer from serious disorders, long-term complications, or die as a result of eating unsafe food. Surveillance of foodborne disease is an important element of a national food control system.
WHO is working to minimize health risks from the farm to the table. The human cost of food-borne diseases in Viet Nam, lost production from diseases and related markets losses surpasses $1 billion a year (2% of GDP).