(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Interview with the Director of the International Cooperation Department of the National Health and Welfare Commission: China ’s experience is of reference for all countries

China News Agency, Wuhan, April 11 (Reporter Yang Chengchen) "I am very pleased to see that many Chinese experts are also selflessly sharing China's anti-epidemic experience with the world through video conferences while participating in front-line prevention and clinical treatment."

Zhang Yang, director of the International Cooperation Department of the China National Health Commission in Beijing, said in a recent interview with a reporter from China News Service that the National Health Commission encourages professional and technical exchanges between Chinese and foreign medical and health institutions.

Academicians such as Zhong Nanshan, Li Lanjuan, Qiao Jie and many experts who went to Wuhan to fight against epidemics exchanged experience and treatment experience in the management of critical cases, in-hospital infection control, graded diagnosis and treatment, community prevention and control and medical staff management through video connections with foreign counterparts. Zhang Yang believes that China's experience has been tested by practice and has good guidance and reference significance for its counterparts in various countries.

She further stated that China actively carried out international cooperation to combat the epidemic, actively fulfilled its obligations under the International Health Regulations (2005), maintained close communication with WHO and relevant countries and regions, and shared the information on the epidemic in a timely, open and transparent manner. Share the whole genome sequence of the new coronavirus with WHO, and publish probes and primers for nucleic acid detection.

Specifically, on the one hand, based on the needs of different countries, an online "knowledge center" was established to actively share Chinese experience, technologies, practices, and strategies in prevention, control, and diagnosis, and to provide assistance and technical support to other countries affected by the epidemic. Connected with the international community to carry out technical exchanges, and held more than 40 remote video exchange meetings with more than 150 countries and more than 10 international and regional organizations. It has high timeliness, wide coverage, large amount of information, and strong professionalism. Accurate docking was achieved by foreign demand; on the other hand, an anti-epidemic medical expert group was dispatched to Italy, Serbia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Venezuela, Philippines and other countries to mobilize medical aid teams in Africa to actively participate in anti-epidemic actions in the host country and jointly create human health Health community.

Zhang Yang mentioned that the China-WHO joint expert inspection team highly praised China. Bruce Elward, foreign leader of the joint expert inspection team and senior adviser to the WHO Director-General, pointed out that China ’s epidemic prevention and control measures have set the standard for the world; with China ’s experience, other countries do not need to “start from scratch ". Ge Xijian, director of the WHO Western Pacific Region, said that China has quickly contained the epidemic and accumulated valuable experience, which is worth learning from other countries.

"WHO is the only specialized agency of the United Nations in the field of health, and plays an important leadership and coordination role in the global fight against the epidemic." With regard to WHO's role in the global fight against the epidemic, Zhang Yang emphasized that WHO is highly concerned about the epidemic In the situation and response of various countries, experts were organized to visit China on two occasions, and in early February, the "Strategic Preparation and Response Plan" for responding to New Coronary Pneumonia was released. They paid close attention to countries with weak health systems and provided a large number of timely assistance to developing countries. Diagnostic kits, protective materials and technical support. In early February, the Director-General of WHO Tan Desai repeatedly called on all parties to strengthen unity, seize the time window, and concentrate on preparing for it; he constantly called on all countries to actively act, mobilize widely, and do their utmost to control them in capable countries. popular.

Zhang Yang emphasized: "We firmly support WHO's leadership role and have donated US $ 20 million to WHO to support WHO in coordinating global efforts to combat the epidemic, and further help to enhance public health emergency response capabilities in developing countries; share with WHO China's experience in diagnosis, treatment and prevention; providing technical support to countries affected by the epidemic in various forms. China will work with countries to combat the new coronary pneumonia epidemic and jointly maintain regional and global public health security. "(End)

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