Lack Of Funding Threatens Vietnam’s Successful Campaign To Treat, Cure TB
New York Times: Vietnam’s Battle With Tuberculosis
“…Twenty-five years ago … Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of tuberculosis for every 100,000 residents. Today, it has less than 200. The country boasts a 90 percent cure rate for uncomplicated tuberculosis and cures 75 percent of its drug-resistant cases, easily beating the global average, 50 percent. Indeed, public health officials worldwide have made remarkable progress against tuberculosis. … There is no better example of how fragile this success may be than Vietnam. … [T]he biggest threat is that the money is close to running out…” (McNeil, 3/28).
The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.