Doctors discuss how to deal with non-communicable diseases

HANOI Doctors share about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disease … which has the leading mortality rate in Vietnam.

The 8th National Science Conference, organized by the Vietnam Medical Association and the Ministry of Health, has been organized in Hanoi with the theme “Management of non-communicable diseases in grassroots health in Southeast Asian countries”, attracted nearly 500 delegates including leaders of departments, scientists, doctors of Vietnam, representatives of the World Health Organization in Vietnam and representatives of the Medical Association of Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar. Bayer is one of the sponsors of this event.

Currently, non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, mental disorders of the elderly … are the leading cause of death in Vietnam. The speakers at the conference updated the status of treatment and shared experiences as well as proposed solutions to effectively manage non-communicable diseases in grassroots health. In order to ensure the quality of treatment and quality of life for patients, the safe use of drugs is a matter of social and community concern.

At the conference, Director of the National Center for Drug Information and Monitoring of adverse drug reactions, Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Hoang Anh presented the issue of ensuring safety in drug use for the elderly. year old.

According to Associate Professor Hoang Anh, along with the global population aging trend, Vietnam currently has about 5.2 million elderly people aged 65. Multi-pathological and multi-drug conditions with the use of potentially inappropriate drug groups may increase the risk of adverse events when using drugs for elderly people.

In this context, it is important to ensure safe use of the drug in the elderly by restricting the use of inappropriate drugs, contributing to improving the quality of treatment as well as reducing the cost of treatment in the geriatric field. .

Since 2019, on September 17 every year, initiated by the World Health Organization, becomes a Patient Safe Day. This is a global campaign to raise awareness among stakeholders across the health care system, working together to ensure patient safety.

Dr. Lynette Moey, General Director of Bayer Vietnam, said that for the unit, the safety of patients is always top priority. “We are committed to working with our partners in joint efforts and actions to contribute to improving the safe and proper use of drugs for patients. Bayer is also very interested in researching and developing new drugs for patients.” elderly patients with chronic diseases, “she added.
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