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Sharing the Quest for Excellence in Human Resources for Health

The second Harvard China-America Health Summit, with 1,000 people in attendance, was conducted at the National Convention Center in Beijing on October 30-31, 2012. The Summit compared US-China health reforms, discussing the ways in which each country is striving to strengthen human resources for health.

HealthSpace in Asia: Connecting On and Offline

On November 1, 2012, 19 members of HealthSpace.Asia (HSA), a health-focused social media site, met in Beijing to find ways to deepen collaboration both on and offline. The informal get-together, timed to coincide with the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, brought together core HSA members.

CMB China Nursing Network: Strengthening the Profession

Despite the fact that nursing is essential for improving healthcare delivery in China, its importance is often overlooked, supportive financing is weak, and the status of nursing is low. Since 2007, CMB has supported 8 leading universities to create the CMB China Nursing Network for upgrading nursing curricula, strengthening faculty, promoting research and experiment with new models of service delivery.

PUHSC Celebrating 100 Years of Achievement

Peking University Health Sciences Center (PUHSC) one of China’s leading medical universities celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 26, 2012.  Hosted by President Han Qide and Executive Vice President Ke Yang, the celebration was attended by a host of dignitaries, Chinese and foreign, including thousands of PUHSC faculty, staff, students, and guests.

PUMC: "The Cradle of Modern Medicine in China"

Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) kicked off its 95th anniversary with the fifth Conference on Medical Education on September 20, which celebrated PUMC's contributions in the field of medical education but also asked: How can we continue pursuing excellence in medical education?

A Shared Challenge: Human Resources for Rural Health

Social equity is a high priority for China's policymakers; nevertheless, rural areas, especially those in Western China, continue to lag far behind urban centers in providing equitable access to health services. This is due, in part, to the great difficulties rural areas face in recruiting, training, and retaining qualified medical professionals.

Thailand: Pioneering Linkage of Knowledge for Good Health

“Thailand is a country that has successfully demonstrated the linkage of knowledge for health,” CMB President Lincoln Chen said in a speech to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Queen Sri Savarindira on September 17 in Bangkok.

Promoting Public Health Across Borders

Collaboration is essential in confronting health challenges that increasingly extend beyond the border of a single country. This is especially true for China, whose border province Yunnan is part of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), an area that also includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Advancing Evidence-Based Medicine in China

The 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Evidence-Based Medicine brought together EBM experts, leaders, and junior researchers to discuss and promote EBM in China on August 3-4, 2012 at the First Teaching Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University in Urumqi.

Engaging Young Scholars in Health Policy

Young faculty researchers at China’s medical universities are finding health policy and systems sciences (HPSS) can be an effective framework for investigating some of the nation’s most pressing and complicated health challenges. Ninety of these rising scholars presented their research and discussed shared interests with mentors and peers at the first Westlake Summer Youth Forum.