China-Africa Health Cooperation
On January 12, 2011, the World Bank Institute connected China, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, and Zambia to discuss China’s health sector cooperation activities in Africa.
The feedback provided by government officials, researchers, and representatives of development agencies during this Global Development Learning Network videoconference will be presented at the 2nd International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation on February 11-12, 2011. It was organized by China’s Ministry of Health and supported by WHO, UNDP, UNFPA, USAID, DFID, the Gates Foundation, and the World Bank.
The first Roundtable, held in Beijing on December 4-5 2009, has created a strong momentum for South-South exchange between China and Africa. One of its key messages was to expand China’s focus to technical support for health system strengthening and capacity building. Following the successful event, China’s Ministry of Health has established an inter-ministerial task force to assess and develop its strategy for health collaboration in Africa.