Professor Abu Abdullah attended the 2nd Consultative Meeting of COACH (COmbating non-communicable diseases in Asia by engaging Community Health workers in the management and prevention efforts: Strategies, approaches and practice) Study in Kathmandu, Nepal during November 28-29, 2017.
Non-communicable Chronic diseases (NCDs) have become great threats to public health in China. According to the most recent estimate in 2016, 86.7% of all deaths were attributable to NCDs. Thus, prevention and control of NCDs is urgently needed in order to improve public health.
According to a latest study published by a Duke Kunshan researcher, a life-style intervention led by a group of female community health volunteers turned out to be effective in reducing high blood pressure in the general population of Nepal.
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study celebrated its 20th anniversary in Seattle, USA from September 25 through 27. The event was co-hosted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and the Lancet.
On 16 Oct, Global Health Research Center (GHRC) at Duke Kunshan University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH), to consolidate decade-long collaborations in the past and to promote future partnerships between the two institutions.
Shenglan Tang, professor of medicine and global health, was recently selected to become the inaugural Mary D.B.T. and James Semans International Professor. This professorship recognizes a scholar of true eminence and excellence in global issues or who is international in terms of country of origin.
On May 22-23, the Innovation of China-Africa South-South Health Cooperation Seminar was held in Beijing, aiming to seek for constructive advice from key stakeholders on the innovation plan of China’s development aid for health (DAH) projects, based on the initial research findings from the research team.
On Dec 11, 2015, the second chair institution of Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CCUGH) held its first board meeting at Duke Kunshan University. Seventeen representatives from the 11 board member universities attended this meeting.
A Duke University/Duke Kunshan University research team led by Professor Shenglan Tang received a 3-year $1,200,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to monitor and evaluate the implementation of a new comprehensive model of tuberculosis (TB) care and control in China.
On the first day of the workshop, three well-known experts gave lectures on academic writing and publishing skills. Dr. Lijing Yan from Duke University and Duke Kunshan University spoke on how to write and publish research papers from the viewpoint of Chinese scholars. Prof. Keith Dear from Duke University and Duke Kunshan University lectured on the presentation of quantitative results based on his rich research experience.