Health Philanthropy in China: Report by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (featuring Professor Winnie Yip)

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) has published a series of China Issue Guides that examine philanthropic activity in China and highlight important information for those interested in giving to the health sector and three other key issue areas. In a chapter HCHP Faculty Director Winnie Yip authored for the CAPS Health Philanthropy report, she discusses the landscape of health care in China, including areas that require more attention and financial support. These areas include primary care, screening and diagnostics, elderly care, and support for mental illnesses. Professor Yip argues that the core challenges to China’s health care system are driven by 21st Century demographic and economic shifts, including a rapidly aging population and widespread demand for high-quality health services. In the face of these challenges, China endeavors to define the appropriate role for the private sector in supporting a healthy population.


  • The CAPS China Issue Guides covering philanthropic giving in China across health and other key areas are available here.
  • News coverage by the People’s Daily is available here.
  • Information about the UBS Philanthropy Forum Greater China 2021 in which Professor Winnie Yip joined CAPS leadership to discuss philanthropy in China is available here.