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Engaging Young Scholars in Health Policy

Young faculty researchers at China’s medical universities are finding health policy and systems sciences (HPSS) can be an effective framework for investigating some of the nation’s most pressing and complicated health challenges. Ninety of these rising scholars presented their research and discussed shared interests with mentors and peers at the first Westlake Summer Youth Forum.

HealthSpace.Asia: Connecting through Social Media

HealthSpace.Asia is an innovative social media site for advancing health by bringing together Asian scientists, academics, and NGO and government leaders around a common platform for sharing information, exchanges, and joint activities.

Sharing Interests in Public Health Education

China faces a daunting array of new health challenges: non-communicable diseases, environmental hazards, and mental health. Managing these new health threats requires not only traditional individual-level medical care, but also robust population-based public health delivery in the form of disease prevention and health promotion.

Chinese Migrants’ Health Risks and Health Care

China has more than 200 million migrants, growing each decade by tens of millions, the largest rural-to-urban migration in human history. Sun Yat-sen University’s Center for Migrant Health and Policy has embarked on an ambitious research program to characterize the health risks of China’s migrants and to understand how to make health care services available to them.

Delivering Health Services in Guangxi, Southern China

Researchers at Guangxi Medical College have found, through their recent health surveys in two counties, that investment in health care services is increasing and accessibility to health care is also improving. However, both the quantity and quality of health workers will need to be dramatically increased in order to meet the people’s demand for health care services.

Competencies for Modern Public Health

Participants represented the Hanoi School of Public Health (Vietnam), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), the BRAC University School of Public Health (Bangladesh), Fudan University School of Public Health (China), and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Thai Princess Strengthens Historical China-Thai Cooperation in Health

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited Peking Union Medical College campus and CMB offices on April 6, 2012 to strengthen historical ties between China and Thailand in health.

China Health Philanthropy Initiative

Led by CMB Advisor Peter Geithner and Beijing Normal University Professor Wang Zhenyao, about one and half dozen Chinese and international authors gathered in Beijing to present their initial research seeking feedback from their peers.

Transnational History of Health in Southeast Asia

A new CMB project takes a fresh approach to the study of health in this dynamic region by focusing on the shared interests of historians, epidemiologists and other public health practitioners, and policymakers. By looking through the prisms of interaction and exchange, this study will shed new light on how ideas about medicine and health have traveled within and beyond Southeast Asia.

Health and Medicine in Twentieth-Century China: Celebrating CMB's 100th Anniversary in 2014

A team of Chinese and international scholars, led by historians Mary Brown Bullock, Chair of the CMB Board of Trustees and Bridie Andrews, Professor of History, Bentley University presented their studies of significant cultural, scientific, political, and economic transitions of the past century at a workshop held at MIT’s Endicott House on December 10-11, 2011.

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