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Training sessions pave way for collaborative program between China and WHO

Updated: 2014-05-07

Training sessions were held in Beijing on March 11 to mark the beginning of the 2014-2015 collaborative programs between China and the World Health Organization and the launching training course of the Western Health Action. Han Tieru, deputy director of the WHO Western Pacific Region, Dr Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO representative in China, and Zhang Yang, deputy director of the international department with the National Health and Family Planning Commission participated in the meeting and delivered speeches.

The meeting introduced the 2014-2015 collaborative programs between China and the WHO and announced the work plan of the 2014 Western Health Action. A training session was carried out to clarify related job requirements and offer advice and guidance on project management. Participants at the meeting also carried out group discussions on various issues related to the cooperative projects, including the anticipated output of the projects.

Requirements such as speeding up the implementation of the projects and improving the performance of each project were emphasized at the meeting. Officials also called for effort to better manage the projects in order to make contributions not only to the health of Chinese, but also to the health of all people across the world.

The 2014-2015 collaborative programs between China and the WHO have a total of 21 projects, with focuses on five key sectors, including infectious diseases and chronic non-communicable diseases. The Western Health Action in 2014 is expected to carry out 16 projects in healthcare reform, health community, maternal and child health, and infectious disease control.

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