The Chinese government has enacted health system reform in recent years to improve access to health care and meet the basic needs of over a billion people spread over a vast and diverse landscape. As the country transitions to a market economy, the government of China aims to establish a health care system that serves all Chinese citizens and ensures their access to public health services and medical care through either social health insurance or government-supported health insurance schemes. This overhaul also includes improvement of health facilities, training of health personnel, and distribution of resources more equitably. Accurate collection and analysis of data will be crucial to the monitoring, evaluation and continual improvement of these reforms. The Global Health Research Center conducts research that monitors and evaluates the progress of the health reforms being enacted, with the goal of informing subsequent policy decisions.
Comparative Study of the USA, UK, Japan and Singapore Approaches to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Funder: Development Research Center, State Council, China
Attraction and Retention of Rural Primary Health Care Workers in Asian Pacific Countries
Dr. Xiaoyun Liu, Prof. Shenglan Tang, Leang Supheap, Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu
Funder: World Health Organization