China, Africa enhance cooperation in health
April 25,2017 By:Xinhua
April 25, 2017 -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong delivers a speech at the China-Africa Ministerial Conference on Health Cooperation in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)
PRETORIA, April 25, 2017 -- China and African countries held a ministerial conference here on Monday with the aim of stepping up China-Africa cooperation in health.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission Li Bin, and health ministers from 31 African countries attended the conference with the theme of "China-Africa Health Cooperation, From Commitments to Actions."
Addressing the China-Africa Ministerial Conference on Health Cooperation, the Chinese vice premier hailed China-Africa health cooperation as an epitome of the China-Africa community of shared future.
Liu said numerous moving stories of health cooperation have been recorded in the history of China-Africa friendly relations.
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit in Johannesburg listed public health cooperation as part of the 10 China-Africa cooperation plans, lifting China-Africa health cooperation to a new level, she noted.
Since then, China and Africa have worked together to follow through on the outcomes of the summit and made new progress in health cooperation, said Liu.
China hopes that the conference will boost efforts to further implement the outcomes of the FOCAC summit so as to usher in an even broader future for China-Africa cooperation in health, said Liu.
The Chinese vice premier said China has been accelerating the building of its own health sector while actively participating in global health governance.