Now is the time to focus on delivering health for all, through committing politically and economically to tackling the world’s biggest killers. Political and health leaders alike must firefight the slow-burning crisis of NCDs with the same urgency as Ebola. We have an opportunity to save millions of lives, so let’s come together to stop talking and start delivering.
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It is critical to stress that air pollution is not just an environmental problem. It is also health problem. And as with many other public health issues, it stands in the way of a country’s economic and social development.
Stand up for health and say no to second-hand smoke! WHO China launches new #healthismyright social media campaign
3 May 2018 | BEIJING – Today the World Health Organisation (WHO) China is launching a new campaign #healthismyright as part of its successful #RUFree social media campaign. The campaign is designed to remind the public that not only is health a human right but that tobacco control policies such as smoke-free laws play an important part in ensuring and protecting people’s right to health.
Highlights from the country
22 March 2016
On 22 March 2016, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr Shin Young-soo and National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) Minister Li launched the new WHO-China Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS). The CCS outlines the priorities for WHO’s work in China over the next 5 years.
14 March 2016
In 2014 WHO recommended offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to men who have sex with men (MSM). On the basis of further evidence of the effectiveness and acceptability of PrEP, WHO has now broadened the recommendation to include all population groups at substantial risk of HIV infection.
Offering PrEP should be a priority for populations with an HIV incidence of about 3 per 100 person-years or higher. PrEP should be an additional prevention choice in a comprehensive package of services that also includes HIV testing, counselling, male and female condoms, lubricants, ARV treatment for partners with HIV infection, voluntary medical male circumcision and harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs.
14 March 2016
WHO Technical Consultation on a comprehensive National Hepatitis Programme in China with a focus on viral hepatitis B and C treatment, Beijing, China, 21 February 2014 : meeting report
China has a heavy burden of viral hepatitis. About 90 million people are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus and about 7 to 10 million people are estimated to be infected with the hepatitis C virus. The consequence of chronic hepatitis is substantial - liver cancer is the second leading cause of death in China in the agegroup of 35-54 years of age. Effective treatment for hepatitis B and C is available. Studies show that treatment for hepatitis B and C is cost effective, and may reduce death due to chronic hepatitis-related liver disease including liver cancer.
In view of importance of chronic hepatitis in China, a technical consultation was held on 21 February 2014 in Beijing with national stakeholders to discuss the scientific evidence, current challenges and new opportunities for scaling up hepatitis treatment in China using the public health approach.