Young people join with WHO to fight tobacco use in China

A screenshot of the winning video: Smoke-free, Barrier-free

BEIJING, 23 January 2015 – The results of WHO China’s social media video competition are in, and the winner is … smoke-free living!

Over three months in late 2014, the WHO China Office ran a competition among university students to produce tobacco control videos, for dissemination via social media. Undergraduate students from Peking University in China and Duke University in the USA joined the competition.

WHO report urges action to prevent 3 million early deaths every year in China

BEIJING, 19 January 2015 – A new report from WHO reveals that noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart and lung diseases, stroke and diabetes remain the leading cause of death worldwide – with many of these deaths premature and preventable.

New poliovirus vaccine licensed in China

BEIJING, 15 January 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the China Food and Drug Administration’s (CFDA’s) licensing of a new vaccine to protect children from poliomyelitis (polio). The vaccine, brand name Ai Bi Wei (埃必维), is manufactured by the Institute of Medical Biology of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, located in Kunming, Yunnan province.

WHO: China needs a national tobacco control law

BEIJING, 23 December 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) wholeheartedly congratulates the Government of China on its move towards a national tobacco control law, and welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the draft Regulations currently before China’s State Council.

Highlights from the country

  • 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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