Chi­na con­ti­nues to pro­mo­te glo­bal he­alth

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

SHANGHAI - Chi­ne­se Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang said yes­ter­day that Chi­na will con­ti­nue to pro­mo­te glo­bal he­alth is­sues whi­le pro­vi­ding as­sis­tan­ce to other de­vel­o­ping coun­tries.

Li ma­de the re­marks du­ring a speech in Shanghai at the ope­ning ce­re­mo­ny of the 9th Glo­bal Con­fe­ren­ce on He­alth Pro­mo­ti­on (GCHP). Chi­na has ta­ken an ac­ti­ve role in pus­hing for­ward glo­bal he­alth, Li said, ad­ding that Chi­na will con­ti­nue to ho­nor its in­ter­na­ti­o­nal obli­ga­ti­ons. In the past 50 ye­ars Chi­na has sent 20,000 me­di­cal wor­kers to 67 coun­tries and re­gi­ons, tre­a­ting mo­re than 260 mil­li­on pa­tients, Li said. When an Ebo­la epi­de­mic bro­ke out in West Afri­ca in 2014, Chi­na im­me­di­a­te­ly sent 1,200 me­di­cal wor­kers and pu­blic he­alth ex­perts to the af­fec­ted are­as, sig­ni­fi­cantly hel­ping to de­feat the epi­de­mic, Li said. The con­fe­ren­ce is joint­ly or­ga­ni­zed by Chi­na and the World He­alth Or­ga­ni­za­ti­on (WHO) and is being held in Shanghai from No­vem­ber 21 to 24. Tit­led “Pro­mo­ting he­alth in the Sustai­na­ble De­vel­op­ment Goals: He­alth for all and all for he­alth,” 1,000 re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves from the po­li­tics, he­alth and de­vel­op­ment fields, in­clu­ding lea­ding po­li­ti­cians from over 100 coun­tries, par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the con­fe­ren­ce, ac­cor­ding to the WHO. Sin­ce the first GCHP in 1986, the con­fe­ren­ce has be­co­me a key plat­form for the WHO and mem­ber sta­tes to dis­cuss im­por­tant glo­bal he­alth is­sues and set the agen­da for pro­mo­ting he­alth world­wi­de.


Ja­pa­ne­se pea­ce­kee­pers ar­ri­ve at the Ju­ba air­port to par­ti­ci­pa­te in the Uni­ted Na­ti­ons Mis­si­on in South Su­dan. (Pho­to: Reu­

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