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Strengthening China’s Academic Health Systems

China’s top medical university and hospital leaders, joined by a half dozen international leaders in health policy, discussed how they might work together to improve medical education, research, and healthcare services at the fourth Westlake Forum, “Strengthening China’s Academic Health Systems (AHS),” held on November 17-18 in Shanghai.

CMB President's Council in Shanghai

In Shanghai on November 16, 13 leaders of Chinese medical universities joined CMB President Lincoln Chen and six CMB Trustees for an intensive half-day President's Council meeting focusing on the future of Health Policy and Systems Sciences (HPSS), health professional education (HPE), and global health (GH) in China.

Jiujiang University: Innovations in Rural Health Professionals

Rural areas of Jiangxi Province suffer from a shortage of skilled health professionals, so the Center for International Rural Medical Education (CIRME) at Jiujiang University Medical Center with CMB grant funding has introduced programs to increase the quantity and improve the quality of rural health professionals.

Health Systems Research for Good Health

The Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Researchco-hosted by WHO, China's Ministry of Health and Peking University brought together more than 1,700 people from 110 countries to share knowledge and experiences in accelerating inclusionary progress towards achieving universal health coverage in diverse societies.

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.

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