Countdown study in Sichuan province: impact of health system inputs on maternal and child health outcome | Duke Kunshan University
Countdown study in Sichuan province: impact of health system inputs on maternal and child health outcome
Speaker: 
Prof. Min Yang

Director of West China Research Centre for Rural Health Development in Sichuan University

Mar 23rd 2017 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of Talk:

Countdown project was a collaboration among London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Peking University and Sichuan University. It aimed to examine impact of health systems input of human resources, finance, services and environmental factors on health outcomes in maternal and child health. In Sichuan province, using official annual report data on health systems input and maternal and infant mortalities at the county level in the last ten years, the project focused on disparity in health system inputs between ethnic groups and change in the disparity over time, and explored to what extend health system input disparity might be attributable to the disparity in maternal and infant mortalities between minority and non-minority counties. The speech will reveal some important findings.
 

Brief Biography:    

Professor YANG Min was graduated from the former West-China University of Medical Sciences with MD Diploma in 1977 and Master of Medicine in 1982. She was associate professor and the chair of Health Statistical Department in the university during 1986-1991. She visited Division of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine during 1985-1986, and joined Stats, Math and Computing Department in Institute of Education, University of London (UoL) in the UK since 1991, where she developed international expertise in multilevel statistic modeling. In 2003 she joined Queen Mary Medical School, UoL, to focus on research methods for mental health, and became a Reader in Medical Statistics in 2007. In 2009 she took a full professorship in Medical Statistics in UK University of Nottingham until July 2013 when she took the position as professor and director of West China Research Centre for Rural Health Development in Sichuan University, China.