THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 77/2002/QD-TTg
Hanoi, June 17, 2002
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE PROGRAM ON PREVENTING AND COMBATING SOME NON-CONTAGIOUS DISEASES IN THE 2002-2010 PERIOD
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 30, 1989 Law on Protection of the People’s Health;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 35/2001/QD-TTg of March 19, 2001 approving the "Strategy for protection of and care for the people’s health in the 2001-2010 period";
At the proposal of the Minister of Health,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To approve the "Program on preventing and combating some non-contagious diseases in the 2002-2010 period", comprising cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and mental health disorder (epilepsy and depression), with the following major contents:

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1. Objectives:
To reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of sufferers from non-contagious diseases, comprising cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and mental health disorder, concretely as follows:
a) To reduce the morbidity, complication and mortality rates of sufferers from cardiovascular diseases: To reduce the morbidity and mortality frequency of cardiovascular diseases as compared with the survey results:
- To reduce by 5-10% the number of patients suffering from rheumatic valvulopathy;
- To reduce by 15-20% the rate of cerebro-vascular catastrophes among hypertension patients;
- To reduce by 5-10% the number of patients dead due to heart attack;
- To increase by 50% the number of patients having their hypertension managed and treated;
- To increase by 30-40% the number of patients having their heart failure supervised and treated.
 

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