The Lancet, a medical journal that began in London in 1823, published on 30 August 2014 an informative article titled "China's Distinctive Engagement in Global Health" by Peilong Liu, Department of Global Health, and a number of other experts. You can register for free to access the entire 10-page article. The 30 August issue is devoted to health and medical issues concerning China.
The authors note that China has made rapid progress in four key areas of global health. China's health aid deploys medical teams, constructs facilities, donates drugs and equipment, trains personnel, and supports malaria control mainly in Africa and Asia. China's approach to global health is distinctive and based on its unique history, comparative strength, and policies driven by several governmental ministries.