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

Since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia, the China Medical Board (CMB) has been dedicated in identifying effective and meaningful support to China in consultation with the Chinese government, collaborating institutions in China, and international partners. Two priority areas are identified: to protect front-line medical staff and reduce nosocomial infection and to strengthen longer-term capacity in responding to emerging infectious diseases.

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.

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.

Thai Princess Hosts Dinner for CMB Leaders

CMB Chair Wendy O’Neill and President Lincoln Chen were graciously hosted for a dinner in Bangkok by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sririndhorn on the evening of October 9. They were joined by three Thai health leaders: Clinical Professor Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, former Minister of Public Health; Clinical Professor Emeritus/Senator Udom Kachintorn, formerly Vice Minister Education; and Professor Prasit Watanapa, Dean and Surgeon of Siriraj Hospital. The visit was an opportunity to discuss regional and global health cooperation, issues of long-standing interest to the Princess. Ms.

Health Equity Asia 2.0 - New Framework for Social Justice in Health

The social movement for health equity became a core dimension of global health two decades ago, and since that time, overall health progress in Asia and globally has been substantial. However, its benefits have not been equitably shared. One reason is that overall health gains have dominated the priorities (e.g. Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals) and social justice in health has not ranked as highly.