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Date: Friday, 8:30-17:00, 8th December 2023
Venue: Wolfson Room & Gallery, The British Academy, London
Languages: English and Chinese
Hybrid event: In-person and online
As announced at the 7th Global China Dialogue, the 8th Global China Dialogue (GCD VIII), with the theme ‘Global Governance for Health’, will be held on 8th December 2023.
The 2020s have seen many weaknesses in our health care systems and structures emerge. The pandemic showed that health is a challenge that requires global governance and cooperation. Yet other issues such as climate change, the global prevalence of noncommunicable diseases, inadequate access to healthcare services and the lack of health workers globally show that also – the need for global cooperation to deal with transnational challenges has never been greater.
Yet healthcare has also seen some positive developments – demand has driven an increase in medical and health technology while a shift to preventive medicine and patients taking more responsibility for their health outcomes is also apparent.
Nonetheless, questions about the effectiveness of global health governance remain. The questions are longstanding and each time we have a health crisis, they are highlighted. We still need better global cooperation and global institutions, rules and collective action to meet future health challenges.
Establishing effective cooperation is potentially made more difficult by the fact that the stakeholders who make up our global health community and oversight are evolving. Today, the World Health Organization remains important but there is also a growing influence of philanthropists and new types of health organizations. They sometimes have a distinct view and impact on global health and policymaking. Moreover, global health governance includes new legal environments, public–private partnerships, financial markets, intergovernmental organizations, charities, multinational corporations and a greater involvement of non-governmental organizations.
Although the increase in actors is welcomed, the various groups contributing to this newly emerging global health system are creating a complex health ecosystem. Our current global health governance systems may fail to prevent a health crisis from becoming a global danger by not considering the greater number of actors in the field of health and the need for cooperation and coordination.
The Global China Dialogue is a great place to explore these challenges and opportunities for global health governance, especially in the Chinese context, given China’s ageing population, continued economic growth and desire to reimagine healthcare management and governance. The Healthy China 2030 strategy emphasizes the need to develop the health sector in China. China has also instituted significant regulatory reforms in the health sector, while considering healthcare in the new global governance framework.
GCD VIII consists of four panels:
Dr Boyi Li, LSE Fellow, Department of Management, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Member of Global China Academy Council
Members (in alphabetical order)
All the speeches and related information will be published in the Global China Dialogue Proceedings Series (in English and Chinese).
Selected speeches may be published in the following journals:
Registration: (Deadline: 10th November 2023)
£200 (UK) for GCD VIII only
In the case of Overseas participants we offer the following packages:
Also see Eventbrite: details to be confirmed
Website: https://globalchinaacademy.org/global-china-dialogue-8 (available in July 2023)
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