Friday, December 7, 2012

Vietnam - Hanoi strives to improve healthcare service quality

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi has issued a plan o­n realizing the national healthcare target program in the  2013 - 2015 period to prevent and fight against dangerous diseases. The program has a total investment of nearly 134 billion VND.

The city will implement 5 projects o­n preventing and combating leprosy, TB, malaria, dengue fever, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes; extended immunization; reproductive health and child nutrition improvement; combined military and civil healthcare; and improved capacity, communications, surveillance and appraisal.

It strives to halve the number of people contracting dangerous diseases by 2015 compared with 2000, early detect cases of cancer and diabetes, and lower cancer fatality rates.

By 2015, at least 20% women aged 30-54 will have been screened for cervical cancer, and 20% women aged over 40 will be checked for breast cancer.

The pregnancy and abortion rates among juveniles in the city will both be declined by 20%, and at least 50% of reproductive health facilities will have services friendly to juveniles and youths.

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