The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: A decade of saving lives

BEIJING, 27 February 2015 – As the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) marks a decade of saving lives, the WHO in China is highlighting the urgent need for strong progress on tobacco control in China in 2015 – to ensure greater protection from tobacco-related harms in the world’s most populous country.

Happy Chinese New Year from WHO

BEIJING, 16 February 2015 – Chinese New Year is a great time to be with family, friends and community.

As our way of saying Happy New Year this Spring Festival, we produced this infographic – with some practical tips about being healthy and safe over the holidays. The WHO wishes you good health and happiness in the Year of the Sheep!

China: Cancer rates growing “ferociously”

BEIJING, 3 February 2015 – The incidence of cancer is on the rise in China, with 2.2 million men and women dying of cancer each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) – many of which could be prevented. World Cancer Day 2015 is marked on February 4th each year to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

WHO calls for retail tobacco advertising ban in China

BEIJING, 3 February 2015 – Tobacco advertising at retail points of sale – in specialist tobacco shops, as well as regular stores and convenience stores – has become an increasingly important form of marketing for tobacco companies in China and around the world. One of the “last avenues” of tobacco advertising has been exploited due to restrictions on other forms of tobacco advertising, such as on radio, TV and in newspapers and magazines.

Highlights from the country

  • 23 February 2015

    China, World Bank and WHO Collaborate to Support ‘Deep Water’ Phase of Health Reforms

    On February 12, 2015, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new collaboration with the Government of China to support the next phase of China’s health system reforms.

  • 19 December 2014

    United Nations statement

    All people, living with and affected by HIV, including children, are entitled to the same rights as others. The United Nations is deeply concerned by reports of a child living with HIV in Xichong County, Sichuan Province, being discriminated against and stigmatized by health care providers and many others in his community.

  • 1 December 2014

    A tale of two Chinas: AIDS then and now

    I first came to China more than 15 years ago. At that time, China was just starting to come to terms with the HIV epidemic, and scale up its response. Not long after that, the first methadone clinics were opened. The early days of China’s HIV response were filled with hard and bitter lessons. But they showed me firsthand what China can achieve when it sets its mind to overcoming a challenge.

  • 28 November 2014

    Tobacco control in China poised to take quantum leap forward

    The World Health Organization (WHO) applauds the Beijing Municipal Government for passing a new law which will make all indoor public places in Beijing 100% smoke-free from 1 June 2015, and pave the way for strong action on tobacco at national level.

WHO work in China

China-WHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2013-2015

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