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Vietnam commits to wiping out tuberculosis by 2030

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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.

Nearly 1 in 6 TB patients undetected: expert

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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

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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.