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CMB Presidents Council Meeting in Guangzhou

On June 15-16, 2010, CMB trustees and presidents and vice presidents of CMB Chinese grantee universities met in Guangzhou, China the 2010 CMB Presidents Council Meeting. This meeting, held every two years, was hosted at Sun Yat Sen University (SYSU) and supported by CMB.

CMB Trustee Field Trips

In the week leading up the June board meeting on June 14, 2010, CMB trustees embarked on an ambitious schedule of travel to various CMB grantees in Vietnam, Myanmar, Tibet, and Sichuan province in China. The purpose of these trips was to expose trustees to CMB’s work in Southeast Asia and to rural health in Western China.

CMB June Board Meeting in Beijing

On June 14, 2010, CMB held its semi-annual board meeting at the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) Chapel in Beijing. This was the first board meeting to be held in China since CMB 75th anniversary ceremonies in 2006.

Beijing Launch of China Center and Lancet Series II

In Beijing on April 27, 2010, a dual launch ceremony was held to mark the inauguration of the China Center for China Health Development and the Lancet China Health Series II. The China Center launch marked an important milestone in CMB’s health policy and systems sciences (HPS) program after the first announcement of the program at the CMB President's Council meeting in 2008.

CMB President Visits Mongolia

In April 2010, CMB President Lincoln Chen visited Mongolia for four days. In the national capital of Ulaan Baatar, Lincoln was able to call on the President of the Health Sciences University of Mongolia, Professor Lkhagvasuren Tserenkhuugyin, and the Vice Minister of Health, Dr. Tsolmon Jadamba. The meetings provided an opportunity for CMB and Mongolia to review the status of its relationship, pointing towards future collaboration.

Lincoln Chen Featured in the Lancet Profile

CMB President Dr. Lincoln Chen was recently featured in the Lancet March (30, 2010).

Lancet Southeast Asia Series: Authors Workshop, Gadjah Mada Medical School, Yogyakarta, February 22-23, 2010

An ambitious and unusual Lancet series will engage scientists from 10 countries in Southeast Asia mapping health in this region which has a population size of over half a billion people, spanning wealthy countries like Singapore to extremely poor countries like Laos, populous countries like Indonesia to small states like Brunei spread across vast oceans.

Lancet-Japan Planning Meeting, Odawara, Japan, February 18-19, 2010

Japan has the longest national life expectancy in the world. It also had nearly a half century of universal health coverage. What explains the Japan health phenomenon? How can lessons from Japan be mobilized for mutual learning in Japan and around the world? Answering these questions is the purpose of a series of papers to be commissioned in a Lancet Japan initiative.

Health in Southeast Asia: The Lancet Series

Southeast Asia is a microcosm of global health, according to The Lancet’s recently released series on the health of the region, where different sociopolitical dynamics, paths of economic development, and cultural and religious practices have catalyzed a range of health achievements and responses to new health challenges.

CMB 2010 Shenyang Conference on Priorities in Chinese Medical Education

On January 10-11, 2010, leading faculty and experts from 24 medical universities/schools in China participated in a two-day conference focusing on Chinese medical education in Shenyang. China Medical University hosted the conference supported by a grant from the China Medical Board (CMB).

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