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CUHK Collaborates with Harvard on Research and Education in Public Health

Prof. Francis Chan (left), Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK and Prof. Julio Frenk (right), Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration between the two institutions.

The signing ceremony for this three-year agreement was witnessed by Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, CUHK; Prof. E.K. Yeoh, director of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK; as well as over 100 CUHK members and delegates from HSPH.

In conjunction with the MOU signing ceremony, a joint lecture on 'What Have We Learnt Regarding Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Building in Health Emergency in Rural China?' was given by Prof. Emily Chan, director of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response and the Centre for Global Health of CUHK; Prof. Jennifer Leaning, director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Centre for Health and Human Rights; and Prof. Michael VanRooyen, director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative of Harvard University.

This MOU is the first one signed between the two internationally renowned universities. Both institutions are committed to protecting and improving public health with the highest professional standards on education and research, and advancing the public's health through learning, discovery, communication, and knowledge transfer.