Chinese health foreign aid and policy: beyond medical aid
This article examines how China could expand its public health aid in low and middle income countries
Medical aid has played an important part in China’s foreign aid policy, mainly through sending medical staffs to low-income and middle-income countries. In recent years, China has expanded its initiatives in Africa as part of its health diplomacy, and supports infrastructure development and human resources, and African countries to control infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and malaria. The 2013 Beijing Declaration further demonstrated its commitment to expand public health initiatives including development of broader health systems in African countries.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS Programme which is led by the University of Leeds.
Zou, G.; McPake, B.; Wei, X. Chinese health foreign aid and policy: beyond medical aid. Lancet (2014) 383: 1461-1462. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60713-3