A free walk/running event titled “Move for my healthy lung” was held at Hanoi’s Ly Thai To Park on June 24, drawing thousands of participants, including disabled people and children (Photo: vtv.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – A free walk/running event titled “Move for my healthy lung” was held at Hanoi’s Ly Thai To Park on June 24, drawing thousands of participants, including disabled people and children. The event was organised by the Central Lung Hospital and the National Tuberculosis Control Programme to mark the 61st founding anniversary of the Central Lung Hospital (June 24). It also aimed to encourage regular physical exercise to improve people’s health and raise public awareness of lung health. In his remarks, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien noted that although the number of TB cases in Vietnam has been significantly reduced, there are hundreds of thousands of new TB patients detected annually while many others are receiving treatment. The event was based on the “Walk the Talk” event initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which took place in May in Geneva, Switzerland. At the event, the organisers also called for donations to a fund supporting treatment for TB patients and those who are affected by the disease. TB remains the leading cause of fatality in the world, leading to the deaths of nearly 2 million people every year, particularly drug-resistant TB has threatened global health.