Chronic diseases such as high blood pressure are also known as non-communicable diseases. They sound almost innocent and yet they are responsible for most of the deaths in the world. China faces huge problems in this area especially in its rural areas.
A healthcare project jointly launched by Peking University and foreign partners aims to find ways to of starting to deal with the problem.
China has witnessed dramatic social and economic changes over the last few decades. And the rapid economic development has not only brought increased wealth but also chronic diseases which were once commonly found in cities.
CRIEnglish.com reports that LifeSeeds, a pilot project jointly launched by Peking University Clinical Research Institute and the George Institute of Global Health, seeks to improve the health of rural residents in 120 villages in Liaoning, Hebei, Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces and in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.