China Technical Assistance to Africa in Control of Tropical Diseases Forum successfully held in Beijing

In order to promote the implementation of the China-Africa health cooperation strategy and the “going out” of Chinese technology and products, the “China Technical Assistance to Africa in Control of Tropical Diseases Forum” was successfully held in Beijing on March 1, 2019. The forum was co-sponsored by the China-Africa Health Industry Alliance of China-Africa Business Council (CABC), Chinese Society of Global Health of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association (CPMA), Tropical Diseases Committee of China Endemic Diseases Society (CEDS), and co-organized by the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD), Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC). Wang Xiaoyong, vice president and secretary-general of the CABC, Yang Weizhong, vice president and secretary general of the CPMA, and Guo Jingping, president of CEDS, attended the forum and delivered an opening speech. The meeting was chaired by Zhou Xiaonong, director of NIPD and the vice chairman of the Chinese Society of Global Health of CPMA.

He Qinghua, deputy director of the Disease Control and Prevention Bureau, National Health Commission (NHC); Gu Zhiqiang, deputy director of the Africa Division of the International Cooperation Bureau, NHC; He Yuan, director of the State Department of International Cooperation and Development, and Xiao Ning, deputy director of NIPD, delivered key-note speeches on "the advantages and experience in the prevention and control of tropical diseases", the "China-Africa Health Cooperation Strategy", "Chinas policies and ideas for aid to Africa", and "The demand for prevention and treatment of tropical diseases such as malaria and schistosomiasis in Africa". Yan Ruoxi, the State Food and Drug Administration, and Tang Hao, from the World Health Organization (WHO) China Representative Office, introduced the status of Chinas drug pre-qualification and the WHO pre-certification policy and specific requirements. Guilin Nanyao Yu Jun shared the experience and lessons of pre-certification. Wu Wenda, deputy director of the Gates Foundation Beijing Office, introduced the strategy of the Gates Foundation to support Chinese technology and products to developing countries, and hopes to work with China to contribute to the control of tropical diseases by China-Africa cooperation. Representatives from Yunnan, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Hubei and other provinces introduced and exchanged antimalarial drugs, mosquito nets, insecticides and schistosomiasis treatment drugs, testing techniques, snailicides, and drone spraying techniques.

Participants also held extensive discussions on Chinas strategic plan, implementation path and technical points for assisting schistosomiasis and malaria prevention and control in Africa. It is recommended to establish a government-led, divisional cooperation between enterprises, professional institutions and international institutions. The mechanism will promote Chinas experience, technology and products to gradually move toward Africa, give full play to its own advantages, integrate resources, optimize allocation, upgrade skills, and form a division of labor and cooperation pattern of coordinated development and complementary advantages, in order to improve the health of the Chinese and African people and show the power of the great powers. Contribute.

More than 120 representatives from the National Health and Health Commission, the National Agency for International Development Cooperation, the State Drug Administration and its affiliates, the World Health Organization, the Bill Gates Foundation, international non-governmental organizations, and related domestic enterprises, universities and research institutes. Join this forum.