Publication: WBI-China Health Sector Partnership : Fourteen Years and Growing
Structural transformation of China's economy in the 1980s and its impact on the health sector created a critical need for skills and research capacity in health economics and financing. In 1989 the Government of China (GOC) enlisted the World Bank Institute (WBI) to work with China's Ministry of Health (MOH) to organize senior policy seminars addressing emerging health issues and to establish a network of institutions to train academic faculty and government officials. In 1991 GOC launched the China Health Economics Network, which in fourteen years has expanded membership from seven to nineteen institutions, offered health sector courses, and led to the training of more than 2,100 executives and trainers. Network research and senior policy seminars have supported critical government policy decisions. Replication of this successful network model is possible in large countries.
“Yang, Chialing; Shanlian, Hu; Yazbeck, Abdo S.. 2004. WBI-China Health Sector Partnership : Fourteen Years and Growing. Capacity Enhancement Briefs; No. 4. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/635a2456-b954-5e03-b4ef-0a6623ce4135 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”