Hospitals cut use of antibiotics
The use of antibiotics in Chinese hospitals has dropped by 40 percent since the top health authority began to curb their overuse, said a senior expert.
“The Chinese government recognized the challenges and implemented measures starting in 2012 to tackle that,” said Xiao Yonghong, a professor at the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology at Peking University and a member of the Rational Drug Use Committee of the National Health and Family Planning — — Commission.
A recent global review by the UK's Lord Jim O'Neill on antimicrobial resistance estimates that by 2050 antibiotic resistance could result in 1 million premature deaths annually in China. “China could suffer an enormous loss of GDP because of that,” said O'Neill, who headed the expert review team.
China uses around half the world’s antibiotics, of which 48 percent are consumed by people.
More than 5,000 people in Shanghai go through the moves of a choreographed square dance in the rain on May 21. A total of 30,000 people in six cities Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xi’an and Chengdu danced at the same time for 5 minutes and 40 seconds, setting a new Guinness World Record for the biggest choreographed dance.