Dr. Shuping Wang was the one who exposed HIV and hepatitis epidemics in Central China during the 1990s while struggling to save the lives of many people. She has now died at the age of 59.
She lost her job and was attacked as well. Her clinic was vandalized, all this because of the reason that she spoke out.
After this scandal, she moved towards Utah in the United States and died there.
According to sources, Dr. Wang was hiking in a canyon located in the Salt Lake City of Utah. While walking, she appeared to have a heart attack leading to her death.
Dr. Shuping Wang is now being appreciated all around the globe for her work. A play is also being played in London that is made mainly by being inspired by her life. The playwright is calling her public health hero.
Why Dr. Wang left China?
The doctor left China and started living in the US since 2001. After the scandal, she never went back to her birth country and spent the rest of her life in the US. It was because she said she feels no safer there.
Previously in 1992, the doctor raised awareness regarding how blood plasma of people was being contaminated. She told that the contamination was due to the blood of donors infected with hepatitis C was injected in the bodies of plasma donors.
In 1995, she uncovered another scandal in which HIV positive donors were giving their blood in different places.
She was attacked afterward and left alone. But later on, in 2001, China found that Central China faced severe AIDS crisis. Many people were affected because of selling their blood in different local blood banks.
In an interview, Dr, Shupang Wang told that although her job and marriage was all lost but saved the lives of thousands of people.