50,000 new TB cases uncovered in VN each year

Wednesday 11/03/2020 14:44

VGP – Around 50,000 new Tuberculosis (TB) cases have not been uncovered, according to the first session of the national committee on TB eradication on March 9. 

According to the statistics, each year Viet Nam treats for more than 100,000 new infected TB people, of whom 90% have been successfully treated. Meanwhile, 75% of MDR-TB patients use long-term regimens while 80% of MDR-TB use short-term regimes. 

As many as 99 general hospitals nationwide are capable of applying new technology in TB treatment. 

A total number of 2,000 deaths of TB among 100,000 TB cases were announced in 2018 under the national TB eradication program. Around 9,000 deaths of TB were recorded in the year due to unprompted treatment. 

At the meeting, delegates figured out the targets that TB will end by 2030. 

TB cases among community will be reduced by 20%, 70% and 90% at the end of 2020, by 2025 and 2030 in comparison with 2017 while the deaths of TB will lessen by 40%, 75% and 95%, respectively. 

Families suffering from TB burdens will be cut by half and 75% at the end of 2020 and 2025, respectively while there is no family suffering from TB burden by 2030. 

Earlier in December 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed a decision on establishment of National Committee on Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, led by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

The Ministry of Health shall function as the permanent body of the Committee which is responsible for figuring out strategy to realize the goal of eliminating tuberculosis by 2030.

Viet Nam is in the world’s top 30 countries with high tuberculosis rates and around 12,000 people die from tuberculosis annually.

It is estimated that 124,000 new tuberculosis cases are detected each year./.

By Thuy Dung  


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