Health Policy and Systems | Duke Kunshan University

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.


Ongoing Projects

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

Achieving Health SDGs in China: Developing Evidence-based Policy Options for Action


Shenglan Tang (PI), Gavin Yamey, Hao Xiang,Jing Fang, Mary Story, Qian Long, Xiaohua Ying, Yanfeng Ge,Yunping Wang

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundaton

Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation for the China-Gates Project Phase III: Implementation of Comprehensive Models of TB Care and Control in China


Shenglan Tang (PI), Henry Lucas, Qian Long, Wenhui Mao, Xiaoyun Liu

Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Completed Projects

China-Gates TB Project Phase II: Developing and Evaluating Financial Models for TB/MDRTB Care


Principal Investigator: Shenglan Tang

Other investigators: Qian Long, Jiaying Chen (Nanjing Medical University), Li Xiang ( Huangzhong University of Science and Technology), Qiang Li (Xi’an Jiaotong University), Qiang Sun (Shandong University), Di Dong, Weixi Jiang

Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Comparative Study of the USA, UK, Japan and Singapore Approaches to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Funder: Development Research Center, State Council, China