First lady Peng leads fight against tuberculosis

Updated: 2016-03-24 07:56

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First lady Peng leads fight against tuberculosis

Peng Liyuan (C), China's first lady and the World Health Organization's goodwill ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, attends an event to raise awareness for the prevention and cure of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, in Hainan University in Haikou, South China's Hainan province, March 29, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Between 2011 and 2015, China reported 4.27 million TB cases, and 1.6 million were highly contagious.

Populations such as students and migrant workers are relatively susceptible due to their living environments, Wang added.

To curb the disease, the central government has earmarked 3.06 billion yuan ($471 million) in the past five years for TB control and prevention.