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PMAC 2014 Transformative Learning for Health Equity

The 8th annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) was held in Pattaya on January 29-31. Approximately 600 participants from over 80 countries participated in the conference with the theme “Transformative Learning for Health Equity”.

CMB Celebrates its Centennial Year

What a century it has been for China, Asia, and CMB. Together with our partners, we have witnessed a century of astounding challenges and a century of incredible achievements. Since 1914, the region has been witness to dramatic ups and downs—epidemics, wars, famine—yet the people of China and much of Asia have experienced a doubling of life span, an unprecedented achievement in the history of humankind.

Global Health Linkages: Kunming and Southeast Asia

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Kunming Medical College, CMB President Lincoln Chen attended the celebratory conference on rural medical education in China and neighboring Southeast Asia. The Kunming ceremony was opened by President Jiang Runsheng’s welcoming speech followed by representatives of staff, students, foreign friends, alumni, and the provincial government.

CMB Profile: Hu Yan

Hu Yan is a Professor and Vice Dean of Fudan’s School of Nursing. She has served as Chair of the CMB China Nursing Network (CCNN) since October 2011. The mission of CCNN is to pioneer, model, and lead nursing education, nursing research, and nursing services in China -- all to promote the advancement and professionalization of nursing in China.

Charting a New Course: Nursing Network Reforms Education

On November 1, the Deans of the 8 schools in the CMB China Nursing Network (CCNN) met in Chengdu to share accomplishments and challenges across projects in community nursing, policy research, and faculty development.

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.

MOOCs: Transforming Health Professional Education in China

As CMB moves into its second century of philanthropy, it seeks to build networks and advance knowledge for achieving health quality with equity in the 21st century. Delegates from four leading Chinese schools of public health, CMB’s China Nursing Network, the Chinese government, CMB staff, and guests gathered on October 17th in Beijing.

Networking in the Greater Mekong Subregion on Policies for Public Health

Over 700 participants gathered at the University of Public Health in Yangon on September 28-29 for the 5th International Conference on Public Health among GMS Countries. This event brought together leaders, academics, and professionals from the greater Mekong subregion: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, including China.

CMB Profile: Zhang Nan

Zhang Nan is a policy researcher at the Research Institute for Health Policy, Inner Mongolia School of Health Management, Inner Mongolia University, currently pursuing PhD studies in health policy at Prince Songkla University. CMB supports Zhang Nan and other talented scholars in its Rural Health Network, connecting them with advances in policy research and professional education both in and outside China.

Transforming Education of Health Professionals in China?

Recently, a plethora of MOOCs (massive open online courses) have generated tremendous excitement over prospects of transforming education around the world. To investigate potentiality and pitfalls, the CMB sponsored a study tour program September 8-13, 2013 for 20 delegates from four of China’s leading medical universities, together with Chinese government officials.