China willing to cooperate with other countries to reduce health injustice

Updated: May 22, 2018 Xinhua Print
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Ma Xiaowei, minister of China's National Health Commission, speaks at the 71st World Health Assembly.

BEIJING — A senior Chinese health official on May 21 said that China is willing to cooperate with other countries to reduce “health injustice” and achieve better health services for everyone.

Ma Xiaowei, minister of China’s National Health Commission, told the just opened 71st World Health Assembly that China puts high priority to the nationwide healthcare network.

He said that China attaches key importance to the establishment of a high quality and efficient medical and health service system, and makes every effort to make the health service affordable.

Also deepening the reform has become a strong driving force to move China’s health service forward on a road with Chinese characteristics, he added.

Ma Xiaowei currently is leading the Chinese delegation to the 71st World Health Assembly, which kicked off in Geneva on May 21.

“China is actively participating in global health governance and promoting the building of a shared community with common destiny, as well as helping developing countries to achieve their universal healthcare goals,” he said.

According to the Chinese official, over the past 55 years China has sent medical teams to 69 developing countries, dispatched 250,000 healthcare professionals and treated 280 million patients.

The 71st annual World Health Assembly takes place from May 21 to 26 of 2018 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, which attracted nearly 4,000 delegates from the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 194 members and partner organizations.

The Assembly is WHO’s highest decision-making body, setting out the Organization’s policy and approving its budget.

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