Universities move to boost public health education

Some Chinese universities are beefing up efforts to build schools related to public health management amid the novel coronavirus epidemic, reports Xinhua.

Last week, the Shenzhen-based Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) announced the building of the School of Public Health and Emergency Management. The university signed a memorandum of understanding and a cooperation agreement on the joint construction of the school with the Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission, the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Second Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech.

Tsinghua University established a school of public health to help “enhance China’s capabilities in public health management” on 2 April and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine held a meeting in mid-March on the establishment of a public health school.
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