More efforts taken to push back tuberculosis Health

More efforts taken to push back tuberculosis

Delegates at a conference in Hanoi on August 15 discussed measures to complete tuberculosis (TB) treatment facilities in 15 provinces that have yet to build special hospitals for this disease.
Text campaign launched to support TB patients Health

Text campaign launched to support TB patients

The National Lung Hospital, the National Programme against Tuberculosis (TB) and the Patients Support Foundation to End Tuberculosis (PASTB) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 have launched a text message campaign to support TB patients.
Vietnam takes lead in global End TB Strategy: WHO Health

Vietnam takes lead in global End TB Strategy: WHO

Vietnam is one of the leading countries in the world in implementing the End TB Strategy of the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to Director of the WHO’s Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme Tereza Kasaeva.
Nearly 1 in 6 TB patients undetected: expert Health

Nearly 1 in 6 TB patients undetected: expert

About 126,000 people have tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam, but fewer than 106,000 have received treatment, while the others are undetected and sometimes unaware of their status, said Director of the Hanoi-based Central Pulmonology Hospital Nguyen Viet Nhung.
Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens Health

Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens

A Ministry of Health (MoH) pilot programme to combine tuberculosis and HIV treatments for TB/HIV co-infected patients in medical centres at district and commune levels has yielded positive results, experts said.
TB elimination faces hurdles Health

TB elimination faces hurdles

Shortage of funding and trained personnel, as well as social discrimination, are undermining Vietnam’s hard-won success in combating the scourge of tuberculosis.
Increase in drug-resistant TB in southwest Health

Increase in drug-resistant TB in southwest

An increase in the number of resistant-TB cases has occurred in the southwestern region of Vietnam, according to the head of the region’s national TB prevention and control office.