Nitin Kapoor, company president, AstraZeneca Vietnam & Asia Area Frontier Markets On November 13, AstraZeneca and its partners announced the outcomes of the Healthy Lung programme ahead of the 24th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology in Hanoi. In Vietnam, major Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are increasing rapidly, accounting for 73 per cent of all deaths and 66 per cent of the total burden of disease. One of the solutions proposed in the National Strategy for prevention and control of NCDs in 2015-2025 is to enhance detection, treatment, and management at the community health level for people with cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, COPD, asthma, and other NCDs, ensuring the provision of on-going management, monitoring, and care services for patients. To improve asthma and COPD management in Vietnam, the three-year Healthy Lung programme is a partnership designed to improve the quality of outpatient management of asthma and COPD in Vietnam since its inception in 2017. As of October 2019, the programme has delivered outcomes based on three key pillars. The first one is partnerships and awareness. The programme has addressed current gaps in asthma and COPD management by… Read full this story
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