CMB Inaugurates Wuhan Conference on Global Health
CMB Chair Mary Bullock and President Lincoln Chen were two of the four keynote speakers inaugurating the 45th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health (APACPH) conference hosted by Wuhan University on October 24-27, 2013. Attended by more than 500 participants representing more than 50 schools of public health from 23 countries, the APACPH conference was officially opened by Wuhan Executive VP Feng Youmei. The other two keynote speakers were Drs. Ren Minghui, Ministry of Health Director-General for International Cooperation, and Joseph JY Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The conference focused on global health developments and the promotion of global health networks in the Asia-Pacific region. Mary Bullock's speech described three great Chinese global health leaders in history while Lincoln Chen's speech described China's recent rapid emergence in global health leadership that includes important work in health aid, health security, health governance and health knowledge.
At the conference, Wuhan announced the establishment of its own Global Health Institute in its School of Public Health, the first of its kind in China for undergraduate education. CMB is among the early supporters of this new Institute.