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China's traditional medicine development is more supported by the state

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Recently, the State Council Information Office published a white paper entitled "Development of China's Health Care and Progress of Human Rights." The white paper is divided into the right to health protection model, the healthy environment and conditions, the steady improvement of public health service capacity, the substantial improvement of the quality of medical and health services, the gradual improvement of the universal medical security system, the significant improvement of the health of specific groups, and the active participation in global health. The seven parts of governance and international medical assistance introduced the specific situation of China's health development and human rights progress, and pointed out that in recent years, China's traditional medicine development has been more supported by the state, and the international recognition of Chinese medicine has continued to increase.


The white paper pointed out that China is committed to improving the accessibility and convenience of medical and health resources, simultaneously promoting the continuous improvement of the quality and efficiency of medical services, accelerating the establishment of a quality and efficient integrated medical and health service system, the continuous improvement of the drug supply system, and the medical experience of residents. Significant improvement. Among them, the development of traditional medicine is more supported by the state. From 2013 to 2015, the state invested 4.6 billion yuan in special funds to support the construction of Chinese medicine service capacity. In 2016, the State issued the Outline of the Strategic Plan for the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2016-2030). The main business income of enterprises above designated size in the Chinese medicine industry is 865.3 billion yuan, accounting for about one-third of the main business income of enterprises above designated size in the national pharmaceutical industry. Since 2011, 49 Chinese medicine research achievements have won national science and technology awards. Artemisinin and traditional Chinese and Western medicine research such as acute promyelocytic leukemia have received global attention.


At the same time, China is an advocate, promoter and practitioner of international cooperation in the field of health care. It has always been committed to the implementation of the International Population and Development Conference's Action Plan and fully implements the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially the sustainable development goals in the health field. Actively carry out foreign medical assistance and global emergency response, earnestly implement international conventions in the field of health, and be brave enough to assume international humanitarian responsibility. In this process, the international recognition of Chinese medicine continues to increase. Traditional Chinese medicine has spread to 183 countries and regions around the world and has become an important part of China's cooperation with ASEAN, Europe, Africa and other health organizations. “Chinese Medicine Acupuncture” is included in the UNESCO Masterpiece of Human Intangible Cultural Heritage, and “The Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic” and “Compendium of Materia Medica” are included in the World Memory List. According to the World Health Organization, 103 Member States have approved the use of acupuncture, 29 of which have established traditional medicine laws and regulations, and 18 have incorporated acupuncture into the medical insurance system.


The white paper also pointed out that there are currently 14 educational institutions in the country that offer minority medicine and traditional Chinese medicine specialty minority medicine, with about 170,000 students. The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou and other places have successively set up professional courses in traditional Chinese medicine such as medicine, Zhuang medicine and Miao medicine. Some minority medical colleges cooperate with higher Chinese medicine colleges to jointly train minority medical talents. Conduct health promotion education through basic public health service health education, health literacy promotion action, health China trip, Chinese medicine Chinese medicine and other programs and activities.