The two sides gave positive evaluation to the exchange and cooperation in health fields between the two countries; notice that non-communicable diseases have already become the major public health problems for both countries, and there have been collaborations in tobacco control and salt reduction between the two countries in recent years; support exploring further cooperation between the China National Health and Family Planning Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in non-communicable diseases in the following areas: to carry out personnel exchanges through high-level policy forums, academic exchanges, people to people exchange forums, site visits and trainings; to strengthen the basic and applicable research cooperation in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, with the focus on scientific research in prevention, diagnosis and recovery areas; strengthening cooperation on public health by creating a bulletin similar to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and expanding the Field Epidemiology Training Program; to continue to support the implementation of the China-U.S. Smoke-free Workplace project and programs in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and aging, and encourage the active engagement of the companies; to pay attention to and emphasize the negative impact of non-communicable diseases on health, and advocate for healthy lifestyle, the China National Health and Family Planning Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, together with other relevant partners, will explore organizing the first China-U.S. Health City Forum.
The two sides signed the Statement of Intent to cooperate between the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States of America and the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) of the People's Republic of China Concerning Standards for Green Gas Measurements and Precision Medicine. The National Metrology Institutes of both countries will strengthen the cooperative relationship and continue to explore areas for mutually beneficial collaboration in measurement science and standards to underpin the implementation of China-U.S. Joint Announcement on Climate Change made by the Presidents of China and the U.S. on 12 November 2014, to support our industries and the environment, and to improve healthcare and quality of life of our citizens. The two sides conducted productive cooperation in the area of inspection and quarantine to ensure the safety of bilateral trade in food and agricultural products and its expansion. AQSIQ and USDA signed the Protocol on Sanitary Requirement of the U.S. Industrial Tallow to be Imported Into China. The two sides are committed to conduct further technical discussions and cooperation to facilitate bilateral trade in food and agriculture products.
Public Health and Global Health Security: China and the United States decided to enhance concrete cooperation in public health and global health security, accelerating full implementation of the World Health Organization International Health Regulations and assisting at-risk countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. The two sides intend to jointly work with the African Union and African Union Member States in the establishment of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and collaborate with partner governments of countries in West Africa to strengthen national public health capacities in the wake of Ebola including strengthening the capacity of the cadres of public health and front line health workers. The two sides intend to enhance communication and exchanges regarding aid for health in West Africa. The two sides plan to continue to support and contribute to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
to strengthen cooperation to assist at-risk states to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats.