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Chinese premier vows more int'l public health cooperation

(Xinhua)    07:29, May 05, 2015

BEIJING, May 4 -- Premier Li Keqiang on Monday vowed that China will cooperate more with the international community in infectious disease prevention and control, as he met with the leaders of two major public health organizations.

Li met with Michel Sidibe, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Li said the Chinese government attaches high importance to HIV/AIDS prevention and control and is increasing expenditure in this area.

He said the central government will sponsor the establishment of an HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention fund, in which social organizations will participate.

The government will encourage more social organizations to take part in prevention work, he said, expressing hope that UN institutions can give more support in capital, technology, information and scientific research to help China build capacity to fight infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS.

The premier also called for more support for China's cooperation with African countries in medicine research and production.

Sidibe and Dybul spoke highly of the measures China has taken in HIV/AIDS prevention and thanked China for its contribution to the fight against the ebola epidemic. 

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