Grassroots Empowerment: Can Models from India Spark a Revolution in Healthcare Delivery in China?

Jeffrey Parker, ILX Media Group, Shanghai, PRC

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In the four years since a State Council think tank, the Development Research Center, bluntly declared the failure of three decades of healthcare reform, China has placed a high political priority on designing, building and financing a modern, equitable health delivery system that serves every last one of its 1.3 billion people. As publisher of practice-building trade magazines for medical specialists in China and India, Jeffrey Parker has developed an unprecedented China-India training exchange and has begun testing whether Indian models of self-financed grassroots medical startup practices can help doctors shake free of China's current healthcare system paralysis. In this lunchtime colloquium, Mr. Parker reviews his experiences in China and India over the past six years and looks at several exciting recent developments in China, including unprecedented opportunities for participation by international investors.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall East, 3rd Floor

Asia Health Policy Program, Shorenstein APARC