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Vietnam NCD Alliance launched!

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Vietnam NCD Alliance launched!


HealthBridge Executive Director Sian FitzGerald spoke at the launch of the Vietnam National NCD Alliance in Hanoi on Aug. 26.

Sian noted that in 2012 the number of deaths worldwide due to NCDs was 38 million, accounting for 68% of total deaths, and that 80% of these deaths occur in low and middle income countries.

In Vietnam, she added, the NCD epidemic is ahead of its time. In 2012, the number of deaths from NCDs in Vietnam was roughly 380,000, or 73% of total deaths in the country. The proportion of NCD hospitalizations has increased from 42% in 1976 to 71% in 2010.

HealthBridge Vietnam is a co-founder of the Vietnam NCD Alliance and a member of the Alliance Mobilizing Committee.

Read Sian's speech.