29 November 2013, BEIJING – China’s slogan for 2013 World AIDS day "Fighting AIDS together, Sharing Responsibilities, Sharing the Future" highlights the need for improved action to ensure universal access to prevention and treatment of HIV, Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO Representative in China, said.
BEIJING, 12 November 2013 – "More than 8 million Chinese people die from NCDs annually, around 3 million of these prematurely. Achieving the global goal of reducing premature NCD mortality by 25 per cent could prevent approximately 6 million premature deaths in China between now and 2025," said Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO Representative in China, at the media workshop on NCDs in Beijing on 12 November, 2013.
LONDON/GENEVA , 23 October 2013 - Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO "Global tuberculosis report 2013" published today. The report shows that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million. However, these gains are at risk due to 3 million missed patients and drug resistance.
Newly accessible Japanese encephalitis vaccine will make saving children easier in developing countries
9 October 2013 - A newly accessible vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is going to make the protection of more children in developing countries easier. The vaccine, manufactured in China, only needs to be given in one dose, it can be used for infants, and it is less expensive than other JE vaccines.
- 2013 World AIDS Day: Improving access to HIV testing counselling and treatment in China
- Achieving global targets: Healthy lifestyles to prevent and control non-communicable diseases
- Gains in tuberculosis control at risk
- Newly accessible Japanese encephalitis vaccine will make saving children easier in developing countries
Highlights from the country
24 July 2013
Independent assessment of health reform in the three western provinces of Guangxi, Chongqing and Shaanxi
The Western Area Health Initiative (WAHI) is the first comprehensive initiative by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Guangxi, Chongqing and Shaanxi. The WAHI aims to improve the health of the people in the three provinces, leading to longer life expectancy and a better quality of life. One important activity in the WAHI workplan is to evaluate health reform in these three provinces. The WHO Country Office in China is soliciting relevant bidders to undertake an independent assessment of health reform in these three provinces. Please access the link below to review the relevant bidding documents.
2 July 2013
The BRICS and global health: a call for papers
In recent decades, the influence of the major emerging economies called the BRICS—Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa—within the international arena has increased enormously, according to an editorial co-authored by the WHO Representative in China, Dr Michael J. O'Leary, in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. These countries represent around 25% of the world’s gross national income, more than 40% of the its population and about 30% of the its land area. To enhance people's understanding of the dynamics of health and development in the BRICS, the Bulletin calls for relevant papers. The deadline is October 2013.
30 January 2013
WHO China launches new bilingual website
BEIJING, 30 January 2013 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in China today launched a new bilingual (English and Chinese) website to share its work more broadly and strengthen its capacity to help improve the health and well-being of the people of China.