March 24 of each year has been designated by the World Health Organization as World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to fight the epidemic and raise public awareness of the spread of the disease in many countries and to intensify efforts to stop it.
In order to stem the ongoing global tuberculosis epidemic, two national French academies, the Academy of medicine and the Academy of technologies, aware of the importance of the problem, are preparing with two Chinese academies, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a report comparing the epidemiology, characteristics, diagnostic methods, prevention and treatment in France and China as well as the policies implemented in both countries.
On the occasion of President Xi Jinping's visit to Paris and with the agreement of the authorities of both countries, a protocol was signed on 25 March 2019 by the presidents of the four academies, Professors Wang Chen for the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Li Xiahong for the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Pascal Viginier for the National Academy of Technologies of France and Emmanuel Alain Cabanis for the French National Academy of Medicine in France.
A scientific meeting on tuberculosis will be held in France in early December 2019.
About the French National Academy of Medicine
The French National Academy of Medicine is a legal entity governed by public law with a special status, placed under the protection of the President of the Republic. The Academy's mission is to respond, on a non-profit basis, to the Government's requests on any question concerning public health, and to deal with all objects of study and research that can contribute to the progress of the art to cure and heal and to promote the influence of French medicine.
About the National Academy of Technologies of France
Created in 2000, the National Academy of Technology of France is a Public Administrative Establishment (PAE) under the protection of the President of the Republic. Its mission is to make proposals on issues relating to technologies and their interaction with society. With the expertise of its 330 members, the Academy promotes innovation that serves the needs of society, in accordance with its motto: "For reasoned, chosen and shared progress".