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UNFPA Recognizes Lincoln Chen as One of Its “Icons and Activists”

In naming Lincoln Chen one of its "Icons and Activists," the United National Population Fund recognizes his work in Bangladesh, early in his career, and his current efforts at CMB to support a new generation of healthcare leaders.

Equity Initiative COVID-19 Actions: April Newsletter

Many EI Fellows are active in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating their commitment to advancing health equity during a time of unprecedented crisis. The April issue of the EI Newsletter highlights examples of Fellows’ recent actions – in professions related to governance, policymaking, health promotion, raising public awareness, social services, advocacy, media, the arts, and more.

EI Annual Forum: Building Up the Equity Community

The 2020 Annual Forum was an opportunity to exchange deas and experiences, develop connections across cohorts, and solidify the identity of Equity Fellows, with the ultimate goal of multiplying the impact of the Equity Initiative and building a stronger regional community for health equity.

China Medical Board Commits US$2 Million to Help China Control the Novel Coronavirus Epidemic

The Board of CMB is pleased to announce a commitment of US$2 million to improve equipment and facilities of the China Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals (the Consortium) and through training, research, and international collaboration to assist China in developing a modern emergency preparedness and response system.

Project Accelerator: Laying the Foundation for Project Success

Through their second-year projects, CMB’s Equity Initiative Fellows get the chance to translate their leadership and communication training and their understanding of health equity into meaningful collaboration. At the Project Accelerator, held October 7-November 3 in Penang, Malaysia, Fellows took steps to move their project concepts beyond shared areas of interest to effective frameworks for collaboration.

Equity Initiative Announces Its Fifth Cohort of Fellows

The Equity Initiative welcomes 26 outstanding professionals  to its 2020 cohort, each demonstrating a strong commitment to social justice and health equity. The new Equity Fellows come from 12 countries and represent a range of professional experience in government; academia; community-based and international NGOs; creative, performing, and martial arts; and private business and social enterprise.

Nursing Consortium Delegation Visits Leading U.S. Hospitals to Exchange Experiences

Representatives of the China Nursing Consortium of Elite Teaching Hospitals visited 3 leading American hospitals to learn more about advanced methods of nursing residency training in the United States on October 28 – November 2, 2019. With CMB support and facilitation, the delegation met with specialists in nursing education, management, and clinical nursing.

2019 Asia Trek: Visiting Health Equity Field Action in Bangladesh

One of the Equity Initiative’s learning modules is an Asia Trek to expose Fellows to outstanding equity actions in Asia. The 2019 Asia Trek (August 31 to September 7) brought 24 Fellows to Bangladesh, a country where 24.3% of the population lives in poverty and where an influx of Rohingya refugees is placing additional burdens on resources and capacity.