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Vice-premier calls for concerted efforts in implementing Healthy China initiative

Updated: Jul 19,2019 10:36 AM    Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan called for efforts to mobilize all sectors of society to promote public health and health intervention in a bid to improve the people’s health.

Speaking at a launching ceremony of the Healthy China initiative in Beijing on July 18, Sun said targeted efforts should be made to prevent and control major threats to health among key populations, and stressed that prevention should be the top priority.

The government should improve health service systems and put efforts in chronic disease management and vaccination, Sun said.

She also called upon industrial associations, schools, hospitals, enterprises and communities to increase the supply of health products and services.

The State Council recently issued a new guideline to implement the country’s Healthy China initiative.

In 2016, the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council released the “Healthy China 2030” blueprint, which covered areas such as public health services, environment management, the medical industry and food and drug safety.