Interview on Long-Term Care in China (The Lancet)

A recent article in The Lancet outlined the current situation of long-term care for the elderly in China, including the challenges faced by the long-term care of the elderly and policy recommendations and prospects for the future. The Lancet interviewed corresponding author Winnie Yip and co-author Zhanlian Feng. Resources: Read the abstract and download the article in English here. Read the interview with lead authors Zhanlian Feng and Winnie Yip…

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…

New publication: Quality of Primary Health Care in China: Challenges and Recommendations (The Lancet)

China has substantially increased financial investment and introduced favourable policies for strengthening its primary health care system with core responsibilities in preventing and managing chronic diseases such as hypertension and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, widespread gaps in the quality of primary health care still exist. In this Review, we aim to identify the causes for this poor quality, and provide policy recommendations. System challenges…

So how bad is coronavirus in U.S.? We don’t know yet (Harvard Gazette)

The Harvard China Health Partnership held a special seminar on March 2, 2020 featuring speakers from Hong Kong, China, and Harvard to discuss complex questions about COVID-19 and the response in China. Full recording and Chinese translation of the two-hour event, “The COVID-19 Outbreak: Chinese and Global Decisions During Uncertainty” are available here. The Harvard Gazette attended and provided the following synopsis. Chan School, Medical School officials say slow rollout…