Global & Disaster Medicine

25 years ago, Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of TB for every 100,000 residents. Today, it has less than 200, but final victory is not in sight

NY Times


“….To reach Vietnam’s ambitious goal of pushing prevalence rates down to 20 cases per 100,000 residents — essentially eliminating tuberculosis as a public health problem — its tuberculosis-control program needs to spend at least $66 million a year. It now spends about $26 million a year.

About $19 million of that comes from foreign donors, with more than a third from the United States….”

Southeast Asia

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