Countdown to Beijing smoke-free law

Beijing Patriotic Health Campaign Committee

BEIJING, 29 May 2015 – On May 31, WHO will mark World No Tobacco Day. This year in China we are celebrating Beijing’s new smoke-free law, which will take effect on 1 June. Read more about World No Tobacco Day and the Beijing Law here.

First confirmed MERS-CoV case in China

BEIJING, 29 May 2015 – China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission has notified the World Health Organization of a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in China. This is the first case of MERS-CoV in China.

New Hepatitis B treatment guidelines released in China

BEIJING, 15 May 2015 – The World Health Organisation (WHO) today released its first-ever guidelines for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in Chinese. Chronic hepatitis B infection is caused by a virus which is spread through blood and body fluids, and attacks the liver. Chronic hepatitis B infection leads to more than 330,000 cancer-related deaths in China each year.

UN Global Road Safety Week 2015

WHO /WPRO /Chau Doan

BEIJING, 6 May 2015 - The Third UN Global Road Safety Week (4-10 May 2015) - #SaveKidsLives - seeks to highlight the plight of children on the world’s roads and generate action to better ensure their safety. WHO estimates that more than 10,000 children die on China’s roads every year. WHO is calling for stronger action to keep children safe on roads.

Highlights from the country

WHO work in China

China-WHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2013-2015

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