China's distinctive engagement in global health.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

China has made rapid progress in four key domains of global health. China's health aid deploys medical teams, constructs facilities, donates drugs and equipment, trains personnel, and supports malaria control mainly in Africa and Asia. Prompted by the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China has prioritised the control of cross-border transmission of infectious diseases and other health-related risks. In governance, China has joined UN and related international bodies and has begun to contribute to pooled multilateral funds. China is both a knowledge producer and sharer, offering lessons based on its health accomplishments, traditional Chinese medicine, and research and development investment in drug discovery. Global health capacity is being developed in medical universities in China, which also train foreign medical students. China's approach to global health is distinctive; different from other countries; and based on its unique history, comparative strength, and policies driven by several governmental ministries. The scope and depth of China's global engagement are likely to grow and reshape the contours of global health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, P; Guo, Y; Qian, X; Tang, S; Li, Z; Chen, L

Published Date

  • August 30, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 384 / 9945

Start / End Page

  • 793 - 804

PubMed ID

  • 25176550

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7159291

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1474-547X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60725-X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England