Establishment and development of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Vietnam.

@article{Huong2005EstablishmentAD,
  title={Establishment and development of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Vietnam.},
  author={Nguyen Thi Quynh Huong and Bui Duc Duong and Nguyen Viet Co and Hoang Thi Quy and Le B. Tung and Maarten C Bosman and Amber Gebhardt and Johan P. Velema and Jaap F. Broekmans and M. W. Borgdorff},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          151-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the establishment and development of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) of Vietnam. METHODS Data were obtained from the surveillance system established by the new NTP in 1986 and based on the principles now described as the WHO DOTS strategy. RESULTS The proportion of districts covered by the NTP increased from 40% in 1986 to almost 100% in 2000. The proportion of communes applying NTP guidelines increased from 18% in 1986 to 99.8% in 2000. The total… CONTINUE READING
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