WHO focuses on China’s food safety

BEIJING, 2 April 2015 – In China, WHO is using World Health Day to promote awareness of food safety amongst all sectors of the food production chain. The ‘From Farm to Plate’ campaign showcases the steps each can take to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness. #SafeFood [#食品安全#] is the hashtag for Weibo updates, and a webcast seminar is being hosted on 7 April.

WHO: Tuberculosis in China a disease of poverty

BEIJING, 23 March 2015 – Tuberculosis in China is a disease of poverty, according to the World Health Organization. The majority of tuberculosis patients in China have a below-average income level. The high cost of treatment and the need to take medication over an extended period of time, in particular for patients with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), makes treatment less viable for the poor.

Time to declare war on the tobacco epidemic

BEIJING, 6 March 2015 – As thousands of delegates will converge on Beijing for the annual meetings of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) this week, health is likely to feature prominently in the discussions. There are few issues that could be more important to the national political agenda than the health of China’s 1.36 billion people. Without health, nothing else matters.

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.

Highlights from the country

  • 27 March 2015

    China, Africa explore opportunities for collaboration on health care for all

    More than 350 health leaders from China and Africa — including government officials, academics, and representatives from the private sector and international organizations — convened in Beijing this week at the 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration. The meeting explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged to mutually support greater health development.

  • 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.

WHO work in China

China-WHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2013-2015

Contact information

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