Vietnam commits to wiping out tuberculosis by 2030 Health

Vietnam commits to wiping out tuberculosis by 2030

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has committed to wiping out tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam by 2030 while addressing the High-Level TB Meeting, held on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
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.
Press contest pushes for free-TB Vietnam Health

Press contest pushes for free-TB Vietnam

A press competition aiming to increase public engagement in eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam has been launched in response to the upcoming World TB Day (March 24).
Southeast Asia a 'hotspot' for antibiotic abuse: FAO official World

Southeast Asia a 'hotspot' for antibiotic abuse: FAO official

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food is rife in Southeast Asia, a Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official said on January 31, warning of serious risks for people and animals as bacterial infections become more resistant to treatment.
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.
Infectious diseases a major cancer factor Health

Infectious diseases a major cancer factor

Vietnam’s national cancer control strategy needed to address the serious problem of infectious agents, which cause more than 20 percent of malignancies in the world, said Prof Nguyen Chan Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Cancer Society.