Bill Gates ‘honored’ to work with Chinese counterparts
efforts in the Belt and Road Initiative.
“China is definitely listening to what other countries’ needs are,” he said. “We’re hopeful that China will engage in malaria elimination in a number of countries, and if that could fit into the uplifting message around the Belt and Road, and China chose to do that, that would be one way to go about it.
“Helping poor farmers have more output or saving children’s lives are based on universal agreement and China also has a lot to bring to those causes.”
To improve China’s contribution to global health, he urged for improved drug regulations in the country to authorize and commercialize medical innovations more efficiently.
“The benefits of improving regulations will be very dramatic both domestically and internationally, both in commercial and philanthropic sectors,” he said.
Currently, medical innovations happening in China need to go through complex and longer inspections, he said.