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

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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.

Higher tobacco taxes will save lives – new WHO Report

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BEIJING, 7 July 2015 – Raising tobacco tax is a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate new funds for building stronger health services. These are the key messages from the World Health Organization’s Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2015, released in Manila today.

Cleaner air now a reality for Beijingers thanks to new Smoke-free Law

BEIJING, 3 July 2015 – June was a great month in Beijing. The weather has been warm, the flowers in full bloom, and there were plenty of crystal clear days outside – with blue sky and lovely white clouds. I’ve loved being out and about, just soaking it all up. And all the more so since indoor public places across the city – including restaurants, cafes, bars, and hotels – are now smoke-free.

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