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).