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Four CMB Trustees Visit Bangkok and Beijing Offices

Since becoming a direct operating foundation, CMB has established residential offices in Beijing and Bangkok. New staff and new programs including Equity Fellows in Southeast Asia have been launched. A January-February Asian trip for Trustees Harvey Fineberg, Jane Henney, Jeff Koplan, and Jeff Williams enabled them to gain a better understanding of the nature of CMB’s China and Southeast Asia programming.

Strategy for Building Equity Communities in Laos

During a January trip to Laos, CMB President Lincoln Chen explored the context in which young Laotian leaders for health equity will emerge, the current status of health equity in the country, and future opportunities to pursue pro-equity options.


Project Accelerator Workshop Prepares Fellows to Develop and Implement Equity Projects

Designing a health equity project gives Fellows the opportunity to combine peer and experiential learning – and to make an impact in promoting health equity in the region. During the Project Accelerator workshop, held October 31-November 5 in Luang Prabang, Laos, the 2017 Fellows finalized proposals for the group projects they will carry out after their first fellowship year concludes in February 2018. Fellows had identified topics for their group projects in earlier fellowship events – including a pilot for community-led impact monitoring, research-based advocacy on the needs of Myanmar migrant workers, the role of community health workers, among other themes.

Rhodes Global Health Forum Focuses on Health Inequity

The Rhodes Global Health Forum, held November 4-5 at Rhodes House at Oxford University, addressed the theme of “Forward Together, Approaching Global Inequities in Health.” Forum participants included 120 health specialists, current and former Rhodes Scholars, and a small group of Atlantic Fellows, a new program endowed by The Atlantic Philanthropies with its secretariat at Rhodes House. 

PKUHSC Forum Highlights Global Health Collaboration

Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) joined by CMB convened a global health forum on “Sharing Experiences and Collaborating for Global Health” on October 23-24, 2017, attended by 130 Chinese policymakers and health professionals and international scholars.

PUMC Celebrates Its Centennial

Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) celebrated the centennial of its founding with a week of special programs in September. Three CMB trustees joined by eight Rockefeller family members, CMB President Lincoln Chen, and Beijing office staff attended various centennial events.

CMB Presents Work on Graduate Medical Education at High-Level Symposium

CMB was invited to present its work on graduate medical education in China at the China-U.S. Health Cooperation Symposium, held in Washington, DC on September 27. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and China’s National Health and Family Planning Services Commission (NHFPC) were the co-organizers of the program.

Equity Initiative’s Asia Trek Focuses on the Philippines

The second cohort of Equity Initiative Fellows embarked on the Asia Trek component of their fellowship program, which was held August 13-20 in Manila, Philippines. Fellows met with key health actors and policymakers over the course of this one-week experiential immersion, helping them to examine global health equity issues through a regional lens, with the goal of sparking dialogue, critical thinking, and problem analysis.