Asia-Pacific leaders form alliance to combat malaria Health

Asia-Pacific leaders form alliance to combat malaria

Leaders at the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Brunei on October 11 endorsed the creation of an Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) to unite countries and promote regional political leadership and collaboration against the disease.

US-funded project helps diagnose TB

The first among 17 Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic systems and 12,000 cartridges have been handed over to the National Tuberculosis Programme on Feb. 6 thanks to a 4 million USD project, called CARE 1, funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the KNVC TB Foundation.

WHO honours doctor's TB work

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan of HCM City's Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital is among three people recently honoured by the World Health Organisation for their contribution to the prevention of tuberculosis (TB).

WHO’s new therapy cures 36 million TB patients

An estimated 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis since the World Health Organisation (WHO) developed the Directly Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) in 1994, according to the WHO’s release on Dec. 9.