New Asian Global Health Forum Could Help China, World Exchange Global Health Experiences, Experts Say
BMJ Opinion: Ilona Kickbusch and Gabriel Leung: China steps up to convene a new global health meeting
Ilona Kickbusch, director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, and Gabriel M. Leung, dean of medicine at the University of Hong Kong, discuss China’s expanding role in global health and highlight the inaugural Global Health Forum of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), noting, “The opportunities for this to become an exciting forum to exchange experiences between China and the world is enormous, especially if the cross linkages to other Chinese initiatives, like its strong programs in Africa or its Belt and Road Initiative, are included. The exchanges on technological innovations hold great potential. As international participation increases its health diplomacy impact could become significant” (7/26).