Medindia

X

Up to date information on estimates of AIDS/HIV epidemic in china soon!

by Medindia Content Team on  January 11, 2006 at 8:10 PM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
Up to date information on estimates of AIDS/HIV epidemic in china soon!
This is the age of information and health and combining the two does wonders. In the same vein Mao Qun'an, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health (MOH) China has announced that they will publish the updated estimates of AID/HIV epidemic soon. In his clarification and statement, "Last year, the MOH, the United Nations Aids Programme (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly estimated China's AIDS epidemic, and the three parts are now making a final appraisal of the estimates." As per the last estimates of 2003, China had about 840,000 HIV carriers and nearly 80,000 AIDS patients. The financial up gradation of the budget for health sector by the Chinese government on AIDS prevention work to 800 million yuan (99.10 million US dollars) in 2005 from 100 million yuan (12.39 million US dollars) in 2002 is proof enough. According to stats by the end of 2004, China had set up 247 country-level AIDS surveillance stations while the disease prevention and control institutions at all levels had establish special working groups for AIDS prevention. As a goal china aims at keeping the number to 1.5 million by 2010.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All

More News on: