115,000 Vietnamese people die of cancer annually

115,000 Vietnamese people die of cancer annually

Director of Hanoi-based Cancer Hospital Professor Tran Van Thuan said that cancer kills nearly 115,000 Vietnamese people a year and 165,000 fresh cancer patients are detected annually at a yesterday meeting between the hospital and its partners from the United Kingdom.

Eight children die in Da River (Photo: SGGP)

Over 2,000 Vietnamese children die of drowning annually

More than 2,000 Vietnamese children die of drowning every year, according to latest news released at the National Committee for Children meeting presided by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam lately.

Tuberculosis kills 12,000 Vietnamese people annually: Deputy PM

Tuberculosis kills 12,000 Vietnamese people annually: Deputy PM

Speaking at the ceremony held by the Ministry of Health yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam pointed out that 12,000 die of tuberculosis yearly, 1.5 times higher than the number of fatalities due to traffic accidents during the same time.

200,000 Vietnamese people have stroke annually

200,000 Vietnamese people have stroke annually

Annually, 200,000 Vietnamese people have stroke, a "brain attack”. Male and female stroke death incidence rates are 18 percent and 23 percent in Vietnam.

Over 10,000 have stroke in Mekong delta annually  ​

Over 10,000 have stroke in Mekong delta annually ​

Mekong delta has more than 10,000 stroke patients of 200,000 stroke cases, making up 5 percent of the cases reported in the whole country, said founder of the Stroke International Services Dr. Tran Chi Cuong.

A medical worker is examining a tuberculosis kid in Pham Ngoc Thach hopital (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC has 16,500 fresh cases of tuberculosis infection annually

Ho Chi Minh City detects 16,500 fresh cases of tuberculosis infection annually, Deputy director of the Health Department in the city Nguyen Huu Hung said at a meeting to review two-year implementation of the National Tuberculosis Prevention Program on April 6.

HCMC needs to build 80,000 houses annually

HCMC needs to build 80,000 houses annually

The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City forecast that the city needs to build 80,000 houses annually to meet rising demand of accommodation of residents.