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Global Health

The Georgetown University Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues addresses global health-related issues and opportunities for cooperation through research, publications, and events that engage faculty, students, and leading stakeholders in both countries.

From spring 2016 to spring 2018, the U.S.-China Research Group on Global Health and Migration, convened by Jennifer Huang Bouey of Georgetown University in collaboration with Cheng Feng of Tsinghua University, brought together a team of leading U.S. and Chinese scholars for dialogue and research around key academic and policy issues relating to pandemic preparedness, the cross-national movement of peoples, and challenges they pose for national health systems. The group met four times in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Guangzhou to identify issues of common concern and develop a shared research agenda that can inform better policy and advance practical cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts.

For an overview of Georgetown's engagement with issues of global health across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website and explore the links below.


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China's Engagement in Africa's Healthcare Systems

What is China spending on Africa’s healthcare systems? The speakers addressed official development health assistance (DHA) programs, Chinese state spending on health infrastructure, and private Chinese investments in the manufacturing of pharma and medical equipment to examine, in a comparative…



The Future of U.S.-China Relations: Challenges and Opportunities of the COVID-19 Crisis (Video)

April 16, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

The Coronavirus Outbreak: A Challenge for Science and Policy (Video)

February 13, 2020

Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes

Addressing the Twin Challenges of Pandemics and Migration 2: Pandemic Preparedness and Responses (Video)

May 14, 2018

Duration: 26 minutes

Blog Posts

Addressing Pandemics and Global Migration

May 7, 2018

What are some of the challenges the United States and China face in addressing pandemics and global migration? In these blog posts, participants in the initiative's faculty research group on global health discuss three main areas: international migrants and refugees and their healthcare services…


Global Health and Migration

March 10, 2017

What are the most urgent issues in global health that are influenced by changing migration patterns? In these blog posts, participants in the initiative's faculty research group on global health offer their thoughts on the myriad issues presented by shifting migration patterns and examine some…