Healthy China Initiative
Hi! Welcome to “About China”! In today’s program, we will talk about “Healthy China Initiative”.
After the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, especially since China adopted reform and opening up, the country has made great progress in health-related reforms. Both urban and rural environments have been improved, the Fitness-for-All programs have seen extensive development, sound medical and health service system have been built, and public health has kept improving. On the other hand, the pace of industrialization, urbanization and aging population, and the changes of the incidences of diseases, ecological conditions and lifestyles are all posing new challenges to China’s efforts to maintain and promote people’s health, with the provision of healthcare services falling short of increasing demands.
Against such a backdrop, the 18th CPC Central Committee made institutional plans of building a healthy China at its fifth plenary session in October 2015. The Party decided to carry out the “Healthy China initiative” at its 19th National Congress, a move to lay a solid foundation for building a prosperous society and turning China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful.
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