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China strengthens supervision of antibiotic drug use

2017-03-12

China's top health authority has urged tightened supervision over the clinical use of antibiotic drugs to contain drug-resistance strains, according to a circular.

China to match export quality for domestic market products

2017-03-14

China will intensify efforts to improve product quality for domestic consumption so they match the same standards and quality of those for export, Sun Dawei, head of China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration, said at a news conference.

Long-term care insurance may become mandatory

2017-03-13

As part of the national effort to defuse a demographic "time-bomb", China is very likely to introduce compulsory long-term care insurance to cope with ever-increasing care needs, particularly for the elderly who have a difficult time living independently due to age, illness or disability, said a national political advisor.

Press conference on health and family planning reforms held in Beijing

2017-03-11

Li Bin, head of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), answers questions on health and family planning reforms at a press conference for the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2017.

Family planning commission 'satisfied' with birth rate

2017-03-11

China's second-child policy pushed the fertility rate up to more than 1.7 last year, an increase from between 1.5 and 1.6 between 2000 and 2015, Wang Pei'an, deputy minister in charge of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, told a news conference on March 11.

Fertility rate edges closer to two children

2017-03-11

The second-child policy pushed China's total fertility rate up to more than 1.7 last year, an increase from between 1.5 and 1.6 between 2000 and 2015.

China not facing labor shortage, says family planning commission

2017-03-11

The deputy minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission says China is not facing a labor shortage.

Chinese hospitals to get 89,000 extra maternity beds

2017-03-08

China will increase the number of maternity beds by 89,000 over the next three years to help hospitals cope with the demand resulting from the second-child policy, it was announced on March 8.

Link: China's Central Government / World Health Organization / United Nations Population Fund / UNICEF in China

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