Duke Kunshan University was pleased to host the 5th cycle of the Emerging Leaders (EL) Program. The program, which was created by the World Heart Federation (WHF), is a gathering of Emerging Leaders from 18 countries, selected from a global applicant pool.
The Research Hub of Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) on Health Policy and System, hosted by the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, has been awarded USD 260,000 to support three new research projects from 2018 to 2019
China has achieved impressive progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000, paving the way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030.However, a recent analysis revealed that the country will face challenges in meeting the health-related SDG targets established in 2015.
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.
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.
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.