The 6th Forum on China Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region lies in the western part of China with rich culture. This summer on May 30th, the 6th Forum on China Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, supported by Ningxia Health and Family Planning Commission (Ningxia HFPC) and The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center (TGI @ PUHSC), was held at Ningxia Medical University in Yinchuan, the capital city.

The theme of this year’s Forum was “Strengthen primary care system, establish prevention system, and promote chronic disease prevention and control”. Overall 200 officials, health workers, researchers and experts from local and international partners of China CoE were invited to participate in the event to discuss practical approaches to tackle NCD burdens in China and lead to further exchanges.

The Forum was started with the opening remarks by Fengnian TIAN, Deputy Director of Ningxia HFPC, Yangfeng WU, Senior Director of TGI @ PUHSC and Zhengzhi LI, Vice President of Ningxia Medical College.

Liangyou WU, Chair of Department of Rural Health Management, Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), introduced the current situation and tasks of NCD prevention and control in China.

Professor Yangfeng WU from The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, Professor Lara FAIRALL, Founding Head of Knowledge Translation Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, and Professor Bo ZHANG, Director of Division of Disease Control, Ningxia Health and Family Planning Commission respectively spoke about their research experiences inNCD prevention and control in local contexts.

NCD has become a main burden worldwide, and that calls urgently on closer collaborations between all sectors, local and global, than at any time.

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