China Health Program 10th anniversary celebration

La Trobe University and Harbin Medical University celebrated ten years of the renowned China Health Program on 24 June, with the graduation of 180 students who successfully completed their studies in the renowned China Health Program.

The event was our largest ever gathering of international alumni. Over 400 graduates, staff and students came together for three days of events including the graduation of the tenth cohort of students from the Master of Health Administration Program jointly delivered by La Trobe University and Harbin Medical School.

Graduates enjoyed a variety of class reunions, a large celebratory dinner, an afternoon of speeches and entertainment but more importantly a major international symposium on Health Policy and Medical Care System Reform. A delegation of senior La Trobe staff joined the celebrations including La Trobe Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor John Rosenberg and Director of Alumni and Advancement, Professor Robin Williams.

Since our highly-acclaimed Program was established in 1996 and joint teaching commenced in 2001, over 1000 health alumni have graduated and are working in almost every province in China making an important contribution to the evolving development of the country’s health system.