Smoking has created an economic burden to not only smokers and their families but also society, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a meeting held in response to the World No Tobacco Day in Hanoi on May 31.
VOV.VN - The death toll from smoking-related diseases in Vietnam has amounted to 40,000 per year, according to statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Central Lung Hospital in Hanoi aims to utilise scientific and technological advances in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to the hospital’s Director Prof. Dr. Nguyen Viet Nhung.
VOV.VN - Vietnam records an additional 126,000 cases of cancer, and more than 94,000 deaths from the disease each year, said Tran Van Tuan, director of K Hospital, at an international conference on November 3.
The World Health Organization has revealed that tobacco kills more than seven million people each year, and 80% of them live in low-and middle-income countries.
The central city of Da Nang’s Oncology Hospital, in cooperation with the British–Swedish biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, has launched its first-ever Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation testing programme for non-small cell lung cancer patients in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - On December 10, the Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated the first robot-assisted surgery centre in Vietnam, allowing doctors to introduce and apply advanced technologies in minimal-access surgery to benefit patients.
Around 22,000 new cases of lung cancer are recorded every year in Vietnam, where the disease is ranked among the top causes of death, doctors said at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on September 10.
With about 40,000 people dying of smoking-caused diseases per annum, Vietnam is one of the 15 countries with the highest number of smokers in the world, a health official has announced, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) Office in Vietnam.
Nearly 28,000 people suffer from occupational diseases in Vietnam, reports released at a recent scientific conference on lung cancer and work-related lung diseases in Hanoi.
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has asked people's committee in cities and provinces to make no smoking at workplace a rule in their office regulation.
The Prime Minister has approved a project to improve surgical capacity to manage tuberculosis-related and other pulmonary diseases in Vietnam funded by Luxembourg’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).
The Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has welcomed an important decision of Vietnam’s National Assembly to approve the Law on Tobacco Control, saying it will safeguard community health.