Healthy China 2030: The Medical Humanities of Universal Healthcare
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Foxcombe Hall, Boars Hill OX1 5HR, Oxford, UK
We have the pleasure of
inviting you to the workshop ‘Healthy China 2030: The Medical Humanities of
Universal Healthcare’. The workshop is co-organized by Peking University HSBC
Business School (UK) and Oxford Brookes University, Research Centre for
Business, Society and Global Challenges. It is the second workshop on health
co-organized by the two academic organizations. It will take place on the
beautiful campus of PHBS (UK) in Oxford on 12th -13th June
2020. On this occasion, as for our first colloquium, we welcome contributions
from a medical-humanities perspective. Our focus is the ‘Healthy China 2030’
project but we are interested in comparative perspectives and in the challenges
facing universal healthcare in the rest of the world.
The ‘Healthy China 2030’ blueprint was published by
the Chinese government in 2016. It was established as a national strategy seeking
to enable everyone to be involved in health, share health, and be responsible
for health. To meet this aim, five specific goals were set, including improving
the level of health nationwide, controlling major risk factors, increasing the
capacity of the health service, enlarging the scale of the health industry, and
perfecting the health service system. It outlines four core principles: health
priority, reform and innovation, scientific development, and justice and
equity. The achievements around 13 core indicators will be reported in 2020 and
On July 15, 2019, the Chinese State Council
released a corresponding action plan for achieving the aims of ‘Healthy China
2030’. The development of a ‘Healthy China’ from a vision to action became
central to the Chinese Government’s agenda for health and development.
Under this framework, China has the opportunity to
improve its health development as well as reap the benefits for the rest of the
world. However, China also faces many challenges in reaching such an aim. An
extensive discussion on the opportunities and challenges of reaching the aim of
‘Healthy China 2030’ would be necessary and helpful not only for China but also
the other countries for future developments in health.
Therefore, this workshop will focus on discussing
the opportunities of Health China 2030 for the health development in China and
worldwide in the next decade, and the existing and potential challenges that
China is facing in reaching its aims. Universal healthcare coverage is facing
new challenges in many western countries that adopted it following the second
world war. However, free universal health coverage has not been established in
the United States, for instance. A comparative and medical humanities
perspective on universal healthcare is greatly needed to understand all those
cases: countries like China now developing it, countries with a long experience
but now facing difficulties, countries that never achieved it despite a long
history of economic development.
The workshop will host top scholars in this area as
keynote speakers, including Prof Guo Yan, the Commissioner for the WHO
Commission on Social Determinants of Health and Prof Pasquale Tridico,
President of the Italian National Welfare Agency INPS.
We would like to host papers and presentations from
scholars, policy makers, and health practitioners. We hope to include
colleagues of health policy and management, the humanities, economics,
sociology, political science, management and organization studies, etc., and to
form an inter-disciplinary perspective on this issue.
Please submit your abstract of 250 words with
author details to the event organizers: Dr Jenny Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Andrea Bernardi (email@example.com).
The deadline of abstract submission is 29th
The deadline of full paper submission is 31st
We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop ‘Healthy
China 2030: The Medical Humanities of Universal Healthcare’ in Oxford in June