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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1161 (Published 22 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1161

China promises more action on HIV: China’s cabinet, the State Council, has ordered more effort to tackle the country’s HIV epidemic, including more public education, better blood safety, increased supply of affordable drugs, and efforts to reduce transmission from mothers to children. UNAIDS estimates that 740 000 people in China are infected.

Gulf states report high rate of risk factors for heart disease: Hani Najm, president of the Saudi Heart Association, has said that rapid improvement in …

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