The CMB Liaison Officer Workshop held in June 17, 2015 in Hangzhou was designed to bring 20 key liaison officers up to speed on both CMB programming and the nuts and bolts of CMB grants management. These discussions were intended to help liaison officers and their colleagues develop sound proposals for CMB funding.
Promoting innovations in health policy research among China’s next generation of researchers is the goal of the Westlake Youth Forum series. CMB in collaboration with Zhejiang University hosted the second Westlake Youth Forum in Hangzhou on June 16-17, 2015. Participating were about 80 Chinese and international scholars – nearly all associated with CMB’s young scholars capacity building work in China.
“General practitioners are regarded as gatekeepers of people’s health,” Chen Zhu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress told the audience gathered for CMB’s 100th anniversary celebration in Beijing in September 2014. Improving the training of GP is considered vital to the success of China’s health and educational reforms.
Prof. Hu Shanlian, Director of the Shanghai Health Development Research Center (SHDRC), was honored with the Chinese Medical Association’s 2014 Health Policy Award at a January 18 ceremony in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. Prof. Hu received the award in recognition of his contributions to the fields of health economics and policy research.
Lincoln Chen gave a lecture on Rural Health Workers for All: Realizing China’s 20th Century Dream to about 250 students at China Medical University (CMU) in Shenyang on March 12. Dr. Chen noted that China’s 20th-century dream—through the eras of Sun Yatsen, Chiang Kaishek, and Mao Zedong—has been that all of China’s people would gain universal access to modern medical services.
Zhao Yupei, President of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, and his leadership staff hosted Lincoln Chen and CMB Beijing staff on March 10 to review mutual interests in medical education reform. Senior representatives of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) also joined the discussion which devoted particular attention to clinical residency training.
Thailand recently announced the establishment of a National Commission on Health Professional Education. Emerging from PMAC 2014, Thai leaders in government, universities, and professional associations came together to create a national initiative seeking to transform learning for health equity.
The 9th annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on January 26-31, 2015. More than 600 participants from 50 countries participated in the conference with the theme “Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity.” CMB continued the honor of acting as a co-host to this year’s PMAC.
CMB President Lincoln Chen called on Vietnam Vice Health Minister Le Quang Cuong in Hanoi on January 14, 2015. Newly appointed, Professor Cuong leads the government’s work in Science, Technology, & Education.
CMB President Lincoln Chen delivered the Joint Dean's and Presidential Distinguished Lecture “Educating Health Professionals in China: How successful are recent reforms of the world's largest system?” at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine on January 7, 2015.