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Village doctor receives praise

Jiang Xingguang

(en.nhfpc.gov.cn)

Updated: 2017-02-09

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The village doctor Mu Tianming measures the blood pressure of a local patient on Feb 6, 2017. He has been a barefoot doctor for 40 years. Barefoot doctors, part of China's innovation in the health sector during the period of Chairman Mao Zedong, show the world it is possible to improve the health and life expectancy for hundreds of millions of people in poor rural areas. [Photo by Yuan Hongyan/Xinhua]

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