WHO welcomes introduction of new tobacco advertising changes in China

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.

Make all public places 100% smoke-free to protect public health

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.

Living with hepatitis: Don’t be afraid

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

WHO/Pierre-Michel Virot

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

WHO work in China

China-WHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2013-2015

Contact information

World Health Organization China Representative Office
401 Dongwai Diplomatic Building,
23 Dongzhimenwai Dajie,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100600, PR China
Telephone: +86 10 6532-7189 / 90 / 91 / 92
Fax: +86 10 6532-2359
E-mail: wpchnwr@who.int