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National Institute of Malariology

US institute lauds Vietnam’s elimination of lymphatic filariasis

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US institute lauds Vietnam’s elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Vietnam has got rid of lymphatic filariasis (LF) thanks to the Government’s drastic efforts and international support, stressed US RTI International - an independent and non-profit institute that provides research, development and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.

Health sector targets to curb malaria

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Health sector targets to curb malaria

The health sector aims to keep the rate of people with malaria below 0.15 per thousand and the rate of mortality related to the disease below 0.02 per thousand in the 2016-2020 period.

Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

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Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

Although Vietnam has seen a downward trend of malaria cases, elimination of the disease faces challenges, including the emergence of a strain that has become more drug-resistant, thus, requiring a longer period of recovery, and an increasing number of cases caused by a less dangerous strain that is, however, more difficult to treat.