$852.7 mln approved for health care-population program in 2016-2020

The Prime Minister has approved VND19,380 billion ($852.7 million) for the health care- Population program in the period of 2016-2020.
 

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The program includes eight contagious disease and common non-communicable illness prevention project; the expanded immunization project; the population and development, food safety project; HIV/AIDS prevention project; safe blood and hematologic disease prevention, and project to keep track on medical media.
The program’s aim is to early detect diseases, to control large outbreaks as well as cut infection and mortality rate of dangerous contagious diseases and restrict rising common uncommunicable rate, illness of students to protect public health.
As per the program, around 20 percent of oral cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer could be early detected in the first stage, ensuring the immunization proportion of 95 percent for kids under the age of one and most of cities and provinces have markets to sell safe food.
The program targets to minimize the dengue infection and death rate under 0.09 by 2020.

By PHAN THAO - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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