Good health is a prerequisite for promoting all-round development of the person. And it is a common pursuit of human societies to improve people's health and ensure their right to medical care. For China, a large developing country, medical and healthcare is of vital importance to its population of over 1.3 billion, and is a major issue concerning its people's well being.
The BRICS countries, represented by the Heads of Delegation of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, met on 20th May 2014 on the sidelines of the 67th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2013, the New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme ran smoothly. Management and the overall system improved, covering a large rural population that enjoyed more benefits, for major diseases, which is manifested in the following fields:
Large-scale population mobility is a major aspect of China’s industrialization and urbanization.
China’s economic and social development is at a crucial stage. With urban and rural residents’ incomes continuing to rise, people’s needs for food is rapidly shifting from simply securing enough food to eating healthier.