Tuesday, March 29, 2016

“25 years ago, Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of...

"25 years ago, Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of #tuberculosis for every 100,000 residents. Today, it has less than 200. But, Vietnamese officials and at the @worldhealthorganization fear that hard-won progress may soon be reversed and a remarkable success story may come apart, with deadly consequences. The biggest threat: The money is close to running out. To reach Vietnam's ambitious goal of essentially eliminating tuberculosis as a public health problem, its tuberculosis-control program will cost at least $66 million a year. The country now spends just $26 million a year, $19 million of which comes from foreign donors with budget limitations for future years. While on #nytassignment in Hanoi, @askmott photographed Nguyen Quang Thieu, 53, waiting to have his lung X-Ray scan examined at the National Lung Hospital." By nytimes on Instagram.

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