BEIJING, 31 August 2015 – Advertising of tobacco products is akin to marketing death and disease. That is why new restrictions on tobacco advertising in China, which come into effect from 1 September are to be warmly welcomed, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.
BEIJING, 19 August 2015 – Smoke-free environments are crucial for protecting the public from the harms of secondhand smoke, and there is very strong public support for making public places smoke-free in China. Strong laws are needed – and where they exist and are rigorously enforced, they work. These are the key findings from the results of the China City Adult Tobacco Survey, released in Beijing today.
BEIJING, 27 July 2015 - Dr Zhang*, a village doctor in Henan province in central China, knows first-hand how destructive hepatitis can be. His father died of liver cancer, most likely caused by undiagnosed hepatitis. Dr Zhang himself was born before hepatitis B vaccination was widely available and was not immunized against hepatitis B – either at birth or as a child. He went on to develop a serious hepatitis B-related illness as an adult.
World Hepatitis Day: WHO praises China’s vaccination success, but calls for more progress on improving access to treatment
Beijing, 24 July 2015 - On this year’s World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) applauds China for its remarkable success in reducing hepatitis B infections in children aged under 15 years. At the same time, WHO calls for more progress in strengthening access to treatment for people living with chronic hepatitis B and C in China.
Highlights from the country
10 August 2015
China’s survey highlights the need for stronger tobacco control training to health professions students
Student health professionals are ready to play a stronger role in supporting tobacco control in China, but they need stronger training in tobacco control during their university studies in order to do so. This is the key message from the China Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS).
24 July 2015
As the end of 2015 and the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, the Government of China in partnership with the United Nations (UN) System in China today jointly launched the Report on China’s Implementation of the MDGs (2000-2015). This is China’s final progress report on the MDGs before the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda later this year.
17 June 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified a new collar clamp device for adolescent and adult male circumcision, which provides an alternative to surgical male circumcision.