EU-China Health Forum – Health for All: Challenges, Evidence and Policy
The theme of the Seventh EU-China Health Forum (ECHF) was Health for All: Challenges, Evidence and Policy.
The theme of the Seventh EU-China Health Forum (ECHF) was Health for All: Challenges, Evidence and Policy. The ECHF was co-organized with Tsinghua University, the National Research Institute for Family Planning, and the China Family Planning Association. More than sixty participants from Europe and China attended on 28th October 2023 in Beijing.
At the opening ceremony and address, Ms. Ping Hong (Commissioner of China Family Planning Association) chaired the forum, Prof. Wei-Hong Zhang (International Centre for Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University) introduced the background and objectives of this ECHF. Mr. Tianqi Li, the Executive Vice President of National Association of Health Industry and Enterprise Management, the Chairman of the Board of Director of Beijing Xinkang Charity Foundation, H.E. Bruno Angelet, Ambassador of Belgium to China, and H.E. Mr. Xuejun Yu, Vice Minister, National Health Commission of P.R. of China, Standing Vice President of China Family Planning Association, delivered opening remarks and wished this health forum success.
Then, Ms. Reija Klemetti (Senior Research Manager, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland), Prof. Hong Zhou (Peking University), Mr. Lisheng Luo (Standing-Vice President of Jiangxi Family Planning Association), Prof. Wenpei Bai (Capital Medical University), Ms. Yuefang Chen (Second Grade Inspector of Ningbo Municipal Health Commission), Prof. Nick Guldemond (Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands), Dr. Ling Yang, (University of Oxford) and Mr. Denghui Hu (National Research Institute for Family Planning) gave keynote speeches on ‘Families with small babies in Finland: FinChildren survey’; ‘Potential cooperation opportunities between China and ASEAN countries in the field of maternal and child health’; ‘Improving family-based health literacy’; ‘Comprehensive management of menopause’; ‘Research on the influence to adolescent SRH by the Youth Health Program’; ‘Digital enabled community-oriented health and social care’; ‘Reproductive history with health risk among 300,000 Chinese women’ and ‘Strategies for improving postpartum contraception’.
Following the keynote speeches, participants shared their experiences and looked forward to future collaboration.
Prof. Wei-Hong Zhang spoke at the closing ceremony about the fruitful results of Chinese and European collaboration in health science through the ECHF, expressing her hope that the forum will bring European and Chinese researchers’ work together and strengthen collaboration, and looking forward to much more intensive collaboration in the future and during the 8th ECHF in 2024 in Belgium.
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