China is a growing country of 1.3 billion people that faces major challenges in its health care delivery system as millions of citizens demand better access to high-quality care from both Western and Traditional Chinese practitioners. These challenges include:
After several decades of rapid economic growth, the Chinese health care system must develop and improve to meet the demands of the population. These circumstances present UK businesses with excellent opportunities to develop innovative solutions—with, crucially, the support of the Chinese central government—in both healthcare delivery and the life sciences industry.
- A rapidly aging population
- A decreasing workforce
- The threat of emerging infectious and chronic diseases – especially heart disease, cancer and diabetes