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Running Head: Community Assessment

Global Community Assessment of China II
La Tonya Rafe
Professor Susan Day
Global Community Health BSN 135 NRSG 436-4
July 28, 2010

Global Community Assessment of China II

Introduction:
The prevalence of infectious diseases in China remains high in some rural areas of China. Today China is a top contender in the world export industry. However, only a fraction of the financial reserves goes to broaden the health system. The government is presently developing new ways to combat the uneven disparities in the country. China is a leader in the world economy; China is the largest lender to the United States. China has the largest surplus in its reserve (more than $2 trillion in 2009). China has the largest exports in the world (Zhang, 2009)

Health concern and New Millennium Development Goals
The major health concern in China today is the return of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak. The handling of those infected with HIV/AIDS and the lack of resources for those who live in rural and poor communities and the tuberculosis pandemic due to overcrowding (MDG). The New Development Goals are that by 2015 infectious diseases will halt and begin to reverse. That all those in need of HIV/AIDS treatment will have access, and by 2015 malaria and other infectious diseases will be halted and begin to reverse (MDG). According to the Millennium Development Goals Tuberculosis is the second leading killer behind HIV/AIDS

Three levels of prevention
”Chinese public health departments at all levels conscientiously pursue the principle of putting the prevention first. Active steps are taken to prevent and, if necessary, treat contagious, endemic, parasitic and other diseases. In the early 1960s China entirely eradicated smallpox, more than a dozen years ahead of the rest of the world. “In the 50 years since the founding of New China, epidemic preventions stations were established by the government...
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