Monday, January 21, 2008

Vietnam meets WHO’s tuberculosis treatment target

A few days ago, the World Health Organization released the latest statistical findings of TB in Vietnam. the newly-contracted case rate per 100,000 people was 175 in Vietnam, with the mortality rate per 100,000 people being 23. Vietnam now ranks 13 th among the 22 countries with the highest number of TB patients in the world. It has been reported that Vietnam has (over the last 9 years) been constantly obtaining the WHO's targets of detecting 70% of TB cases and curing 85% of the patients. Here's the link to the article.

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