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    New Health and Demographic Challenges in China

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    Date(s) - 30/03/2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


    4 Liangmahe S Rd, Beijing, China
    亮马河南路4号 北京市朝阳区 100600,中国中国


    010-8532 0200



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    China has made remarkable progress in raising life expectancy and has one of the lowest rates of child and maternal mortality in the world.  But numerous health and demographic challenges now face China as the rewards of prosperity lead to high rates of ill health from pollution, diet, smoking and the re emergence of microbial resistance and new infectious diseases related to food production and the overuse of antibiotics, livestock practices and other commercial activities.  These health challenges will combine with severe demographic impacts of the 35 year birth control policy affecting the ageing of the population, the skewed sex ratio, and the drop off of new labor force entrants to create some serious public policies challenges in the foreseeable future.
    Joan Kaufman is the NY – based Director for Academic Programs at Schwarzman Scholars, a newly launched elite international master’s program in global affairs at Tsinghua University in China inspired by the Rhodes Scholars program at Oxford University. She is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. An expert on both China and global health policy, she was the Director of Columbia University’s Global Center for East Asia (Beijing) from 2012-2016. She was based at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government from 2002-2010 where she founded and directed the AIDS Public Policy Project. She was Distinguished Scientist at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management from 2003-2012, a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard from 2001-2002. She has lived and worked in China for 15 years since 1980 as the first international program officer for the United Nations Population Fund, Reproductive Health Program Officer for the Ford Foundation from 1996-2001, as the China Team Leader for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative from 2002-2012, and most recently for Columbia University. She has consulted for many foundations and international organizations and publishes frequently on global health policy, HIV/AIDS, women’s rights, reproductive health, population, emerging infectious diseases, and civil society with a focus on China.




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