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China International Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention

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Recent decades have seen China experience major social and economic changes to become the largest developing nation in the world. This explosive development has brought with it a major shift in the burden of disease affecting China. In today’s China, cardiovascular diseases like heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death, and chronic diseases account for more than three-quarters of all deaths.

The China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention is a new development hosted at The George Institute for Global Health, China. Launched in November 2009, the Center was established out of the need for more appropriate and effective health policy and research to prevent and manage the chronic diseases affecting hundreds of millions of Chinese.

The China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention is one of the 11 Centers of Excellence established by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative. These centers support research into new or improved approaches to preventing chronic disease in developing countries.

The Centers of Excellence are administered and supported by NHLBI through Dr. Arun Chockalingam, Director of the Office of Global Health and Dr. Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, Deputy Director of the Office of Global Health along with Dr. Richard Smith, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative Director and Simon Stevens, President of Global Health at UnitedHealth Group.

Mission

The mission of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention is to develop, implement and evaluate strategies for the treatment and prevention of the chief causes of ill health in China.  We do this through a program of targeted health care initiatives, capacity building, and policy engagement. The results help to expand the evidence-base upon which the Center can drive the implementation of better health policy for the control of chronic diseases affecting hundreds of millions of the of the most disadvantaged people in China.

Partnerships

Our partnership with Peking University Health Sciences Center has brought together ten leading national and international institutions that are active in chronic disease research, prevention and treatment. These are some of the leading academic institutions from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom as well as five regional institutes within China. The skills, expertise and relationships that these institutions bring with them add a higher caliber of excellence to our work and has set us on the path to achieving our goal of better health for all.

Sponsors

The Centers of Excellence are administered and supported by:

  • Dr Arun Chockalingam, Director of the Office of Global Health at NHLBI
  • Dr Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, Deputy Director of the Office of Global Health at NHLBI
  • Dr Richard Smith, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative Director
  • Simon Stevens, President of Global Health at UnitedHealth Group

The China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention also appreciates support from the following sponsors: