Vatican/Italy-Anti-Organ Trafficking/China

China vows to crack down on organ trafficking

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Vatican - Feb 7, 2017
1. Various of conference on organ trafficking and transplant tourism, participants
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Huang Jiefu, chairman, China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee:
"Since 2007, Ministries of health and public security formed a joint task force and cracked down on 32 black intermediaries, investigated 18 medical institutions, prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned 174 people including 50 medical professionals."
3. Various of participants

Rome, Italy - Feb 8, 2017
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Campbell Fraser, expert:
"Clearly they are using the so-called organ harvesting to procure a particular political objective. And therefore myself and the transplant community just find we can not trust figures that are clearly being used for political purposes."

Vatican - Feb 7, 2017
5. Huang
6. Various of other participants
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jose R. Nunez, organ transplant officer-in-charge, World Health Organization:
"They should keep on moving in the right direction with the proper regulations, with proper legislation, trying to prosecute any illegal acts that happen in China, and of course with training professionals. [That way,] the Chinese population will trust in the system and organ donation rate will increase, and move forward, and will be leading the world in a short time."
8. Various of conference in progress

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A senior Chinese representative on Tuesday presented related data on China's organ donations and transplantations at a world conference in Vatican, highlighting the country's commitment to combating organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

During the first day of the two-day Pontifical Academy Summit (PAS), which was being held by Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Huang Jiefu, professor and chairman of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee, presented the data on China's new program for prohibiting the use of organs from executed prisoners.

Huang said the total number of deceased donor liver and kidney transplant between 2010 and 2016 was 27,600 and China's Ministry of Health has submitted the detailed statistics to the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) for public release.

From the beginning of 2015, China imposed a total ban on the use of executed prisoners' organs for transplantation, Huang said.

"Since 2007, Ministries of health and public security formed a joint task force and cracked down on 32 black intermediaries, investigated 18 medical institutions, prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned 174 people including 50 medical professionals," said Huang.

The Chinese representative's attitude received support from most of the participants, who criticized some people for creating rumors to defame China.

"Clearly they are using the so-called organ harvesting to procure a particular political objective. And therefore myself and the transplant community just find we can not trust figures that are clearly being used for political purposes," said Campbell Fraser, an expert at the conference.

China's confidence and transparency earned initiative for the country. Many say China's progress in organ donation and transplantation are obvious to all and will make greater progress in the future.

"They should keep on moving in the right direction with the proper regulations, with proper legislation, trying to prosecute any illegal acts that happen in China, and of course with training professionals. [That way,] the Chinese population will trust in the system and organ donation rate will increase, and move forward, and will be leading the world in a short time," said Jose R. Nunez, organ transplant officer-in-charge of the World Health Organization.

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  • ID : 8042694
  • Published : 2017-02-09 18:00
  • Last Modified : 2017-02-21 18:20:34
  • Location : Rome,Italy;Vatican,Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Category : health
  • Duration : 2'29
  • Type : English/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3
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