Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Program overview

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CCUGH)

Advancing Health Sustainable Development Goals in China and Globally:

Working Together to Meet Challenges

October 14-15, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China



All submissions should fall under the seven main sub-themes as follows:
Sub-theme 1 Reproductive, maternal and child health
Sub-theme 2 Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Sub-theme 3 Emerging infectious diseases
Sub-theme 4 Environmental health and climate change
Sub-theme 5 Health system strengthening
Sub-theme 6 Global health education and human resources
Sub-theme 7 China’s engagement in global health development: cooperation and partnership

Sub-theme 1 Reproductive, maternal and child health

SDG 3.7 sets the goal of universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services. China has made substantial progress in reducing maternal and child mortality and the neonatal, under-five children and maternal mortality has achieved what SDG 3.2 sets for all countries. This sub-theme is to learn from the success/lessons from China’s experiences in improving reproductive, maternal and child health (MCH) and to understand current challenges. Topics we are interested in may include, but not limited to:

●  What can we draw from the maternal and child health experiences to help achieve health SDGs in other targets?
●  Are there any successful models that can be shared with other developing countries?
●  What are the challenges we face in improving reproductive, maternal and child health?
●  Are there any innovative ways to solve the challenges?

Sub-theme 2 Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

SDG 3.4 urges that “By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being”. Tobacco control and alcohol use are also mentioned in SDG 3a and SDG 3.5 respectively. China is going through rapid epidemiological and demographic transition and now confronts with increasingly huge burden of NCDs. This sub-theme emphasizes on how we can prepare China to combat NCDs for achieving the goal and it aims to share and debate experience from a range of settings and contexts. Topics we are interested in may include, but not limited to:

●  What good models do we have to help prevent/manage NCDs such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc.?
●  How can we best improve lifestyle risk factors?
●  Where are we in combating mental health challenges and should be the priority issues to address to improve the current situation?
●  How can technology assist in combating NCDs?

Sub-theme 3 Emerging infectious diseases

The SDG 3.d calls for “Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction, and management of national and global health risks.” Since SARS, China has made impressive progress in coping with infectious disease outbreaks but there still remains substantial room for improvement. This sub-theme aims to share China’s experiences, explore the existing challenges and develop solutions to strengthen the capacity of China and beyond.

Sub-theme 4 Environmental health and climate change

The SDG 3.9 urges that “By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination.” In light of the severe environmental pollution in China and the severe weather worldwide, this sub-theme focuses on sharing and debating evidence/challenges we have for pollution and climate change, and exploring feasible, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to achieve the goal.

Sub-theme 5 Health systems strengthening

The SDG 3.8 calls for countries to “achieve universal health coverage, including financial-risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all”. China has announced its goal to provide affordable basic healthcare to all its citizens by 2020. Against such a backdrop, this sub-theme emphasizes sharing evidence of the current state, reflecting on experiences to date, addressing challenges we have met and exploring solutions to help strengthen health systems to achieve universal health coverage. Topics we are interested in may include, but not limited to:

●  Health systems financing and universal health coverage
●  Pharmaceutical and vaccine policy: ensuring access to affordable medicines and meeting challenges in trade and intellectual property rights

Sub-theme 6 Global health education and human resources

This sub-theme focuses on global health education, capacity building and career development of young researchers to advance the development of global health from human resources perspective.

Sub-theme 7 China’s engagement in global health development: cooperation and partnership

This sub-theme focuses on China’s engagement in global partnerships and collaborations to help achieve the SDGs for health development. Examples of possible submissions under this theme might include (but not limited to):

●  China’s role in global health cooperation and partnerships: e.g. health aid programs including dispatching medical teams, building hospitals, donating medicines, training personnel, malaria control etc.
●  Intended and unintended impacts of China’s engagement in global partnerships, from different actors’ perspectives
●  What China can learn from partnership programs of other countries?
●  Opportunities and challenges in establishing global health partnerships between China and other countries

In addition to the 7 sub-themes, we also welcome submissions on crosscutting issues (for example information and communication technology innovation) or other SDG goals that are not mentioned above. Choose the closest sub-theme based on the specific content areas of your abstract to submit.


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