China issues new documents to implement Healthy China initiative
The State Council, China's cabinet, has issued new guideline to implement the country's Healthy China initiative and promote people's health.
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With a focus on disease prevention and health promotion, the guideline proposed 15 special campaigns to "intervene in health influencing factors, protect full-life-cycle health and prevent and control major diseases."
An action plan for 2019-2030 devised by a newly-established State Council special committee was also made public Monday, specifying the objectives and tasks of each campaign, as well as the responsibilities of different actors in the campaigns.
Major health concerns in society, including psychological health, student myopia, child obesity and cancer, will be covered by the campaigns.
The General Office of the State Council also released a plan on the organization, implementation and appraisal of the campaigns.
In 2016, the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council released the "Healthy China 2030" blueprint, which covered areas such as public health services, environment management, the medical industry and food and drug safety.