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China publishes health service plan for 2030

Shanghai is in the spotlight amid a high-level gathering on health issues. More than 1,000 delegates are attending the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion, which officially runs from Nov 21 through Nov 24.

Premier Li Keqiang delivered the opening speech to welcome all the guests. He underlined the importance of the health sector in development.

“Health promotion is a common goal shared by all countries. We published the Plan of Health China 2030. Our goal is to provide health services to every citizen by 2030. Life expectancy is to reach 79 years old, aimed at meeting the standard of high-income countries,” Premier Li said.

The goal set by this year’s conference is “Health for all and all for health.” Goodwill ambassadors, and officials from the UN and governments from more than 100 countries are participating in the conference.

One of the highlights of this year’s event, the Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion, is part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders. The goal is to address poverty, inequality and climate change.