Health Reform in China

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  • Health Reform in China
    • Patriotic Health Movements (1949 onwards):
      • Teams of party members went to the countryside to explain in simple terms the connection between dirt and disease
      • Great communal efforts to drain swamps and eradicate pests that carried the dysentery malaria and other diseases
    • The 'Antis campaign':
      • Undermined attempts to improve healthcare as doctors were targeted in struggle meetings
    • Barefoot doctors (late 1960s):
      • Teams of swiftly trained medics sent to the countryside to provide health care
      • 6 months practical study
      • Their training reflected Communist ideology
        • As Communists believed that the long period of academic study had detached the doctors from the people and encouraged bourgeois ways


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