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.
No new flu strains in Vietnam: health ministry Health

No new flu strains in Vietnam: health ministry

Vietnam has not detected any new influenza strains or mutations that increase toxicity or are drug resistant, said the Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine Department (PMD) on March 5.
Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat Health

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.
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Ministry unveils new plan to curb antibiotics abuse

Alarmed by the rampant abuse of antibiotics and resultant emergence of drug resistant bacteria, the Ministry of Health has announced an action plan to drastically curb the practice from now until 2020.