The Chinese government has brought a number of infectious diseases under control to safeguard people’s right to health, says a report released on Thursday by China’s State Council Information Office (SCIO).
The report, titled Assessment Report on the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010), says the number of reported cases of 15 infectious diseases, including diphtheria, dropped markedly over the past two years.
In 2010, the incidences of meningitis B, rabies and hemorrhagic fever throughout the country were 0.19 per 100,000, 0.15 per 100,000 and 0.17 per 100,000, down of 42 percent, 40 percent and 15 percent, respectively, compared to 2007, according to the report.
Meanwhile, 102 million people were immunized against measles over the past two years, says the report.
In April 2009, the SCIO published the Action Plan, which is China’s first national plan on human rights.