International H7N9 assessment team completes mission to China
BEIJING, 24 April 2013 – A team of international and Chinese experts has completed its mission to visit Shanghai and Beijing and assess the avian influenza A(H7N9) situation, and to make recommendations to the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC).
BEIJING, 26 February 2013 — The Ministry of Health of China and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched the China-WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2013-2015. This Strategy outlines a medium-term framework for cooperation between the Government of China and WHO to improve the health and well-being of China's people.
"The joint signing of the Strategy represents the strengthening of this important partnership as well as the shared commitment to advance health outcomes in the country," said Dr Shin Young-soo, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific.
BEIJING, 29 November 2012 - An independent oversight body meeting here convened by WHO has confirmed China's polio-free status following China's successful control of the outbreak that occurred last year in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. With this confirmation China and the whole Western Pacific Region retains its polio-free certification status.
BEIJING, 6 November 2012 - Almost two-thirds of reproductive-aged women in China are routinely exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke at home, and over half are routinely exposed in their workplaces.
Highlights from the country
BEIJING, 30 January 2013 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in China today launched a new bilingual (English and Chinese) website to share its work more broadly and strengthen its capacity to help improve the health and well-being of the people of China.
BEIJING, 17 August 2012 - WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr Shin Young-soo visited China recently for high-level talks on WHO–China collaboration.
China Health Minister receives award for tobacco control from Director General of World Health Organization
BEIJING - On 18 July 2012, in a ceremony attended by Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, Dr. Shin Yong-Soo, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Region, and Dr Michael O'Leary, WHO Representative in China, Minister Chen Zhu received high recognition for his commitment to tobacco control.