The Chinese government Friday published a white paper on public health, stressing that health is a precondition for the survival of humanity and the development of human society.
The white paper, released by the State Council Information Office, introduced facts about the development of public health as an essential element of human rights in China.
The right to health is a basic human right rich in connotations. It is the guarantee for a life with dignity, according to the white paper.
Everyone is entitled to the highest standard of health, equally available and accessible, it said.
It also includes facts about ensuring people's right to health based on China's conditions; continuous improvement of health environment and conditions; public health service capability improving steadily; great improvement in the quality of medical and health services; improvement of the national medical security system; significant improvement in the health of special groups; active participation in global health governance and international medical assistance.
The average life expectancy of the Chinese rose to 76.5 years in 2016 from 67.9 years in 1981, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office Friday.
"The development in the field of health services has brought concrete benefits to the Chinese people," said the document titled "Development of China's Public Health as an Essential Element of Human Rights."
A white paper issued by China's State Council Information Office on Friday said China's public health service capability has been improving steadily.
According to the white paper, titled "Development of China's Public Health as an Essential Element of Human Rights," the coverage of basic public health services in China has been further expanded and the scope of beneficiaries has expanded steadily.
China has been vigorously improving its national medical security system, and the country has preliminarily realized basic health care for every citizen, according to a white paper released Friday.
The white paper, "Development of China's Public Health as an Essential Element of Human Rights," was issued by the State Council Information Office, introducing facts about the development of public health.
China has actively participated in global health governance and international medical assistance, according to a white paper published Friday by the State Council Information Office.
China is firmly committed to realizing the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, and implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially sustainable development goals relating to health, it said.