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Tele interview: China's efforts in tackling rare diseases

03-01-2012 08:24 BJT

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February 29th is a rare day on the calendar, but it also marks international Rare Disease Day. On this day, hundreds of patient organizations from more than 40 countries and regions worldwide are organizing awareness-raising activities around the slogan "rare but strong together". Full story >>

For more on the issue we are joined on the line by doctor David Rutstein - vice president for medical affairs at the United Family Healthcare System and former deputy surgeon general of the United States.

Q1: Given the size of China’s population and relatively limited medical resources available for each person, what suggestions do you have for China to better provide diagnosis & treatment for patients with rare diseases?

Q2: What do you think China can learn from both America’s successful and problematic examples of dealing with rare diseases and the patients?


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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