Financing and Providing Basic Healthcare to Two Billion People in Low-and Lower-Income Countries for UHC

Leading up to the 2021 International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Congress, the Harvard China Health Partnership hosted “Financing and Providing Basic Healthcare to Two Billion People in Low-and Lower-Income Countries For UHC” as a pre-Congress session on July 9, 2021 from 8-10am EDT. Event Background In recent years, most nations have embraced the noble goal of universal health coverage (UHC), but unfortunately, the world has not yet identified a way around…

Ageing in China: Labor Participation, Retirement, Pension and Long-term Care Insurance

Leading up to the 2021 International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Congress, the Harvard China Health Partnership hosted “Ageing in China: Labor Participation, Retirement, Pension and Long-term Care Insurance” as a pre-Congress session on July 8, 2021 from 8-10am EDT. Event Background China’s population is ageing rapidly at a rate that surpasses most of its Asian neighbors and advanced economies in the West. In 2015, 10.5% of the population was aged 65+,…

Meaningful Ageing: Shaping a Better Future for China’s Elderly

Event Background The challenges presented by the ageing of China’s population are vast and complex. Not only does ageing have major impacts on labor supply, savings, economic growth and social and family relationships, ageing also necessitates re-imagining social systems—such as healthcare, eldercare, pension and housing—in order to sustainably support the elderly population in ageing well and living a meaningful life in China. The government has made confronting these challenges a…

Controlling Medicare Cost Growth through Innovations in Provider Payment and Service Delivery

Global Health Systems Series As countries seek to improve the way their health systems function, international approaches to reform serve as an important source of lessons for achieving outcomes and avoiding pitfalls. The China Health Partnership invites leading experts to discuss the successes and failures of worldwide health systems to promote mutual learning in support of health reform efforts in China and the broader global community. Event Description For each…

Global Health Systems: Fixing the Underlying Problems of the Broken American Health System (English)

***This event was hosted in English on April 1, 2021. It was held as an encore event due to the overwhelming response generated by the Chinese-language event previously held on March 9, 2021.*** Global Health Systems Series As countries seek to improve the way their health systems function, international approaches to reform serve as an important source of lessons for achieving outcomes and avoiding pitfalls. The China Health Partnership invites…

Global Health Systems: Fixing the Underlying Problems of the Broken American Health System (Chinese)

***This event was hosted in Chinese on March 9, 2021; a link to the event recording can be found in the “Resources” section below. More information about the English-language encore event held on April 1, 2021 is available here.*** Global Health Systems Series As countries seek to improve the way their health systems function, international approaches to reform serve as an important source of lessons for achieving outcomes and avoiding…

China and the World in the Post-COVID-19 Era

The Harvard China Health Partnership and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies co-organized a forum with Wuhan University on November 11, 2020 entitled “China and the World in the Post-COVID-19 Era.” Organized in two sessions underscoring the pandemic’s lingering effects on public health and the global economy, the event drew 300 people attending in-person, over 100 members of the international community attending on-line, and over 170,000 attending on-line from China.…

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Mental Health in China, India, and United States

What are the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health for patients, families, and practitioners in the world’s three largest countries–China, India and the United States? Panelists shared experience and current research addressing these questions while also reflecting on the challenges of their countries’ mental health care systems in providing care for mental health patients. Speakers Moderator: Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social…

Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal and Child Health in China and Its Global Lessons

What can we learn from China’s experience in managing maternal and child care during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for a discussion of recent experience, global lessons, and potential areas for China-U.S. collaboration. Speaker: Professor Jie QIAO, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Director of Peking University Third Hospital. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Qiao lead the Hubei medical aid team of Peking University which was responsible for critical and…

COVID-19 and Its Impact on China’s Economy

COVID-19 has caused catastrophic economic, social and psychological costs that have far-reaching implications on human welfare. This webinar examined the effects of COVID-19 on the economy of China, the first country hit by COVID-19 and the first major economy that is gradually re-opening. Speakers Moderator and Commentator: Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton; Director of the…