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Peng Liyuan promotes public health

Updated: Jun 23, 2018 China Daily Print
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Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, brings gifts to children from the Yi ethnic group in the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, on Thursday. She encouraged them to develop healthy habits in childhood to avoid illnesses and disease later. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, attended various activities promoting the prevention and treatment of AIDS in the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province on June 21 and 22.

Peng, who is the World Health Organization's goodwill ambassador for combating tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, learned about the distribution of free drugs and watched a tele-consultation at the local hospital's AIDS treatment center, according to the National Health Commission.

In a local primary boarding school, she learned about the study routine and life of students and encouraged them to continue studying hard.

Peng played with children of the Yi ethnic group at a village preschool education center and told them the importance of developing healthy habits in childhood to prevent illnesses or disease.

Peng also learned about prevention and treatment measures for AIDS, as well as maternal and infant care, in a local health center, and she visited families affected by AIDS.

On Friday, Peng attended the opening ceremony of the Love in the Sun children's summer camp in Liangshan and danced with the children.

She later talked with representatives of college students who are volunteering their services in the prevention and treatment of AIDS.

Peng became the health ambassador for HIV/AIDS prevention for the Ministry of Health in January 2006 and the national ambassador for tuberculosis control and prevention in March 2007. In 2011, Peng was appointed as a WHO goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

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