Did the 2009 health reforms help China's pandemic response?

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'China in Focus' Seminar Series - a La Trobe Asia initiative

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Date:
Thursday 06 May 2021 01:00 pm until Thursday 06 May 2021 02:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

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Did the 2009 health reforms help China's pandemic response?

Professor Vivan Lin, Executive Associate Dean (Strategy and Operations) and Professor of Public Health Practice at the University of Hong Kong. Adjunct Professor at La Trobe Asia

China’s rapid economic growth over the past 40 years was accompanied by emerging health problems such as non-communicable diseases, an ageing population, and rising expectations about health. Difficulties with health financing, healthcare delivery, and public health made health service reform urgent.

In 2009, China embarked upon comprehensive reform of the health system after decades of community complaints about difficulties in access to and cost of health care. Ten years later the effectiveness of the new health system was tested by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This seminar will consider the achievements and shortfalls of the health reform and consider how well the health system was prepared for COVID-19, if not the next health challenge.

The 'China in Focus' seminar series will highlight China related research at La Trobe University from all disciplines, allowing conversation and analysis on specialised topics with academics and experts.

You can choose to join us for one, two or more seminars on China.

Each seminar will have a 45 min presentation followed by 15 min Q&A.

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