Professor Winnie Yip, Dean Wannian Liang, and Faculty at Vanke School of Public Health
Professor Winnie Yip, Faculty Director of the Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP), and her team met with Dean Wannian Liang and faculty at the Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health for a forward-looking discussion on China’s health policy and health system. Delving into their shared vision, the meeting explored the future of China’s health system in the next 5-10 years and identified untapped opportunities and challenges on the pathway ahead.
A key aspect of the conversation revolved around strengthening primary care, a mutual interest of Professor Yip and Dean Liang and a primary goal of China’s health reform. In that conversation, Professor Yip shared her views on leveraging technological advancements to improve primary-level healthcare providers’ technical competency in diagnosis and treatment, but also highlighted the importance of a systemic package of interventions, for example, financial and non-financial incentives, monitoring, and organizational restructuring to integrate with secondary care, to accompany the use of technology.
Both Harvard and Tsinghua agreed to launch a regular hybrid seminar series for the new academic year, that presents and analyses innovative approaches in health care financing and delivery around the world. They also discussed convening an expert panel to identify collaborations between the US and China in the broad area of public health that would benefit the world’s population.