PLOS Article Discusses Challenges, Opportunities To Address Infectious Disease Epidemics Through China’s Belt And Road Initiative

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Combating infectious disease epidemics through China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Jin Chen of the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and colleagues discuss the challenges and opportunities of China’s efforts to address infectious diseases through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The authors write, “A major part of the BRI focuses on support and communication to build a new mechanism for global health, prioritizing the prevention and control of infectious diseases, preventing outbreaks becoming epidemics, and providing UHC, thus overcoming the vicious circle of poverty and ill health…” (4/18).