The Changing World of Global Health

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, the former Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID, shared his rich experience in the field of global health with about 100 faculty members and students at Peking Union Health Science Center on May 17.  His lecture, titled “The Changing World of Global Health,” presented the changing global context for health, the economic transition of health, and its implications on global health.  His remarks drew on his experience as a clinician, public health expert, and global health leader, who served in senior positions at the Rockefeller Foundation and World Health Organization, as well as USAID.

Dr. Pablos-Méndez, serving as a Senior Advisor to CMB, has been leading an independent assessment of CMB’s decade-long Health Policy and Systems Sciences (HPS) program in China.  Dr. Pablos-Méndez reviewed the portfolio of HPS grants and activities, interviewed several international collaborators, and visited Fudan, Guangxi, and Peking universities in April and May, with the intention of offering a broader perspective on the lessons CMB learned through its HPS grant-making.

CMB initiated its HPS program for China in 2008, and its grant-making in this field has aimed to build a community of medical researchers who can produce the knowledge, evidence, and monitoring and evaluation to improve the design and management of China’s national health care system.