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 maternal care. She has written about impact of COVID-19 on maternal health in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. Her own research focuses on the molecular mechanism of human gametogenesis and embryo development, infertility pathology and clinical treatments, the protection and preservation of female fertility, as well as developing new pre-implantation diagnosis methods. She has led teams to achieve a number of technical and theoretical breakthroughs in the systematic study of human embryonic development and has made many landmark contributions to the development of reproductive medicine.
  • Discussant: Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Discussant: Ana Langer, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Host: Winnie Yip, Director, Harvard China Health Partnership

Presented by the Harvard China Health Partnership as part of the ongoing series, China and Global Experience with COVID-19, and co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.


  • Recording of the webinar is available here.