Health System in Transition: China

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This chapter reviews China's response to its HIV epidemic. It urges the government to initiate strong programmes of health promotion throughout China, using all the sophisticated means of communication available; promote cross-ministry cooperation with joint planning groups at each level, with an emphasis on the involvement of civil society, non-governmental organizations, and local businesses in health planning; increase the overall investment in health from its current 5.3 percent of GDP and place it mainly in training and preventive health; and improve the legislative framework and protection of vulnerable people and those most at risk for HIV infection.


China; Civil society; Cross-military cooperation; Health services; HIV epidemic; HIV infections; HIV infections – Prevention; Preventive health; Preventive health services; Training


Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Policy | Immune System Diseases | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Virus Diseases


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