WHO Director-General urges China to continue health reform process to address future health challenges
BEIJING, 9 July 2014 – “It is critical that the Government of China continue with, and accelerate, it’s current health care reforms – to build a health system to address major current and future health challenges,” World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, said at the conclusion of an official visit to China.
BEIJING, 4 July 2014 – China’s National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for vaccines, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), has been evaluated by WHO experts, and assessed as meeting or exceeding all World Health Organization (WHO) standards, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan announced today.
BEIJING, 18 June 2014 – China’s first ever—and the world’s largest—national Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) highlights the urgent need for strong action to protect young people from the harms of tobacco. “We must act to prevent young people in China from becoming the tobacco industry’s customers today—and the mortality statistics of tomorrow,” said WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Shin Young-soo.
World No Tobacco Day: Raise taxes on tobacco
BEIJING, 28 May 2014 - On 31 May every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) marks World No Tobacco Day, to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2014 is: Raise taxes on tobacco. Raising tobacco taxes and prices is the single most effective policy governments can introduce to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco tax increases reduce tobacco consumption, and in doing so, prevent tobacco-related disease and therefore avert tobacco related deaths.
- Read the news release on tobacco tax and China youth tobacco data
- Read the news release on World No Tobacco Day awards
- Watch the World No Tobacco Day 2014 video
- Read the fact sheet on tobacco tax
- Read the fact sheet on the Global Youth Tobacco Survey
- Read the infographic for World No Tobacco Day 2014
- WHO Director-General urges China to continue health reform process to address future health challenges
- China National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for vaccines receives WHO endorsement
- China’s youth tobacco survey highlights the need to protect youth from tobacco harms
- World No Tobacco Day: Raise taxes on tobacco
Highlights from the country
27 June 2014
“These vegetables are all from my greenhouse. We have more things to eat now, not just pickles and potatoes as in the past,” said Shen Wanshu from Shuitang village, proudly displaying his home-grown produce which developed with the assistance of the UN-China program that aims to improve nutrition, food security and food safety in some of China’s poorest areas.
28 May 2014
“Let us do it together, and for all”: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opens Shanghai Maternal and Child Health Center
On 22 May 2014, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon officiated at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Maternal and Child Health Center together with His Excellency Mr. Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations, Madam Weng Tiehui, Vice Mayor of Shanghai, Madam Cui Li, Vice Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), and Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO Representative in China.
16 May 2014
The WHO China office is 'going green', taking delivery of a fleet of custom-made WHO bicycles in Beijing today.
"Part of our job at WHO is to promote healthy lifestyles. We do this through our work, but we also believe in practising what we preach", Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO Representative in China and biking enthusiast said.