Friday, March 27, 2020

Eric Ip on China's New Public Health Constitution: a Cause for Hope (The Lancet)

"China's new public health constitution: a cause for hope?"
Eric Ip
The Lancet
Published online on 17 March 2020
Summary: ​China's landmark Basic Healthcare and Health Promotion Law, enacted in December 2019 and set to be implemented in June 2020, is in many ways a de facto constitutional charter for public health, guiding health policy and development in the next decade and beyond. The massive global attention to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) should not divert us from the potential consequences of this statute as a major determinant of health in the world's most populous country; China's dramatic responses to COVID-19, however, also sheds light on important concerns about the implementation of this law in the near future. Click here to read the full article.

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