Priorities on global health agenda and China’s engagement in global health | Duke Kunshan University
Priorities on global health agenda and China’s engagement in global health
Speaker: 
Professor Peilong Liu

the Director of the Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Peking University

Jan 28th 2016 12:15 to 13:15
Room 1079, Academic Building
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 18:45

Summary of Talk:

The world has made remarkable progress in achieving MDGs, but inequalities persist in global health and that progress has been uneven. In today’s highly mobile, interdependent and interconnected world, people are vulnerable to acute public health events that endanger the collective health of populations living across geographical regions and international boundaries. Improving health equity and protecting health security are the two main priorities on global health agenda. China has been engaged in health development aid to improve global health equity since 1963. China’s health aid uses a project approach and different forms of aid appeared in different period. China’s engagement in global health security is more recent with the outbreak of SARS. China learnt quickly from its errors made in the early stage of SARS and since then played a very active role in responding to public health emergencies of international concern. With the increase national strength, China needs a global health strategy to bring its engagement in both health equity and health security to a new level.

 

Brief Biography:

Liu Peilong worked for the Ministry of Health (MoH), China for 35 years since 1968. He was Director General of the Department of International Cooperation before joining WHO headquarters in Geneva in 2003 as Assistant Director-General level Adviser to the Director-General of WHO and worked there till 2008. Currently he is the Director of the Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Peking University. Liu Peilong served as a member of Executive Board of WHO for many years. He was a member of the Global Health Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum in 2010 and 2011, a member of WHO Consultative Expert Working Group on research and Development: Financing and Coordination in 2011, and was also a member of Chatham House Global Health Security Working Group on Health Governance in 2012 and 2013. Liu Peilong studied French literature at the Department of Human Sciences and Literature at the University of Rennes in France and earned MPH at the School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in the United States.