China’s Institutional Mechanisms for Influenza A (H1N1) Prevention and Control

  • Lan XueEmail author
  • Guang Zeng
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


Innovation in institutional mechanisms is a fundamental issue in effectively dealing with public health emergencies. In the wake of the 2003 SARS Epidemic, China initially established a public health emergency management system and an emergency organization and management network, placing emphasis on “government leading, unified command, local management, responsibility on all levels, management by classifications, and inter-departmental coordination,” which strengthened the existing health emergency preparation system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Crisis Management Research, School of Public Policy and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina

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