WHO hails Vietnam’s achievement in battle against TB

(VOVWORLD) - The World Health Organization (WHO) Vietnam has praised the country for its significant progress in fighting tuberculosis (TB) over the years in a letter sent to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam for World TB Day, March 24.

 WHO hails Vietnam’s achievement in battle against TB - ảnh 1Doctors examine a patient with tuberculosis in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

WHO Representative to Vietnam Kidong Park invited Mr. Dam, head of the National Committee on Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, to participate in this year’s World TB Day global campaign. The campaign’s theme — “The clock is ticking” – conveys the sense that the world is running out of time to act on commitments to end TB.

World leaders committed to ending the global TB epidemic by 2030.

Vietnam has seen considerable progress in reducing TB burden with the number of new cases in 2020 dropping 3.1% from the previous year.

According to the WHO, each day, more than 4,000 people lose their lives to TB and about 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease.

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