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Delivering Health Services in Guangxi, Southern China

Researchers at Guangxi Medical College have found, through their recent health surveys in two counties, that investment in health care services is increasing and accessibility to health care is also improving. However, both the quantity and quality of health workers will need to be dramatically increased in order to meet the people’s demand for health care services.

Competencies for Modern Public Health

Participants represented the Hanoi School of Public Health (Vietnam), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), the BRAC University School of Public Health (Bangladesh), Fudan University School of Public Health (China), and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Thai Princess Strengthens Historical China-Thai Cooperation in Health

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited Peking Union Medical College campus and CMB offices on April 6, 2012 to strengthen historical ties between China and Thailand in health.

China Health Philanthropy Initiative

Led by CMB Advisor Peter Geithner and Beijing Normal University Professor Wang Zhenyao, about one and half dozen Chinese and international authors gathered in Beijing to present their initial research seeking feedback from their peers.

Transnational History of Health in Southeast Asia

A new CMB project takes a fresh approach to the study of health in this dynamic region by focusing on the shared interests of historians, epidemiologists and other public health practitioners, and policymakers. By looking through the prisms of interaction and exchange, this study will shed new light on how ideas about medicine and health have traveled within and beyond Southeast Asia.

Health and Medicine in Twentieth-Century China: Celebrating CMB's 100th Anniversary in 2014

A team of Chinese and international scholars, led by historians Mary Brown Bullock, Chair of the CMB Board of Trustees and Bridie Andrews, Professor of History, Bentley University presented their studies of significant cultural, scientific, political, and economic transitions of the past century at a workshop held at MIT’s Endicott House on December 10-11, 2011.

Rural Health Network Takes Shape in Western China

More than 70 participants, including the deans of nine medical universities, attended a CMB Western Rural Health Network Workshop in the capital city of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot, on September 3-5, 2011. Reports on CMB-funded projects highlighted progress to date in promoting innovative education to prepare rural doctors in underdeveloped provinces of China.

The Lancet Japan Series: National Achievements, Global Lessons

At a September 1 Symposium in Tokyo organized by the Japan Center for International Exchange, Lancet editor Richard Horton said the Japan series represents “the greatest concentration of Japanese health expertise ever brought together in a western medical journal.”

Health Policy and Systems Sciences: A Framework for Policy and Management

The emerging field of health policy and systems sciences (HPSS) integrates interdisciplinary knowledge from fields such as clinical medicine and public health, ethics and politics, economics and political science, and evaluation methods, combined with modeling and organizational theory.

CMB and Peking Union Medical College: A Shared History

The histories of CMB and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) are intrinsically linked: CMB was founded in 1914 by the Rockefeller Foundation to support PUMC’s development. PUMC convened a seminar May 6 to examine the history of PUMC, CMB, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

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