PKUHSC co-hosts forum on China-ASEAN public health cooperation
Sep 07, 2023
Peking University, September 7, 2023: Recently, the Forum on China-ASEAN Cooperation in Public Health was held in Guiyang, the capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, during the 2023 China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week. The opening ceremony of the week-long event series featured a keynote speech by China’s Minister of Education, Huai Jinpeng, as well as welcome addresses by the Party Secretary and Governor of the host province.
As an important part of the series, the public health forum gathered over 100 government officials and researchers from China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, who were joined by representatives from international organizations. The live-streamed forum was co-hosted by Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) and Guizhou Medical University, with the theme “Win-win cooperation, building the ASEAN regional health community.”
In her remarks at the forum, PKUHSC President Qiao Jie recalled the recent establishment of the China-ASEAN Science and Technology Cooperation Center for Public Health in April, calling the forum the first endeavor of the center. She highlighted that Peking University, the convening party of the center, is committed to working with ASEAN partners in creating mechanisms, facilitating outcomes, contributing manpower, and developing data platforms, through open, inclusive, win-win, and sustainable cooperation.
The forum saw heated discussions on innovation, translational research, infectious diseases, women and children’s health, environmental health, public health system, and universal health coverage.
Written by: Fan Xiaofei
Edited by: Dennis Meng
Source: PKU School of Public Health, PKUHSC Office of International Cooperation