China News Service, Beijing, November 20 (Reporter Gao Kai) On November 20, the first World Health Forum hosted by Tsinghua University and undertaken by the Vanke School of Public Health and Health of Tsinghua University opened.

With the theme of "Building a Resilient Public Health System", about 150 people from China and foreign countries, including leaders of international organizations, experts and scholars, had in-depth exchanges and discussions through video connections.

  Vice Premier Sun Chunlan of the State Council delivered a video speech at the opening ceremony.

Sun Chunlan pointed out that disease knows no borders, and coping with the threat of disease is a common challenge facing all countries in the world.

The current global situation for the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still severe, and human health and life safety are facing serious threats.

It is hoped that representatives from all walks of life participating in the forum will uphold the concept of a community of human health and health, strengthen exchanges and build consensus, and make greater contributions to deepening international epidemic prevention and control and health cooperation, and jointly safeguarding the health of mankind in a better future.

  Qiu Yong, president of Tsinghua University, stated that in the face of major challenges concerning the destiny of mankind, universities should use the spirit of science to shoulder their due responsibilities; on the road of promoting the progress of human civilization, universities should hold up a blue sky in the future of mankind with an open mind. .

On April 2 last year, the Vanke School of Public Health and Health of Tsinghua University was formally established. Under the leadership of Dean Feng Fuzhen, the School of Health and Health has actively expanded global cooperation and achieved important phased results. It has produced extensive and positive results at home and abroad. Impact.

  Qiu Yong pointed out that during the 110th anniversary of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University held the 2021 University Presidents Global Forum and issued the "Tsinghua Consensus", advocating that universities should be more open, more integrated, more resilient, and shoulder greater social responsibilities.

He said that facing the future, Tsinghua University will deepen cooperation with global partners with a more open attitude, and strive to make important contributions to promoting sustainable development and safeguarding a better future for mankind.

Qiu Yong said that to prevent and respond to a global pandemic, strengthening the public health system is an important and fundamental policy.

The official opening of the first World Health Forum is an important step taken by us to jointly promote the construction of a human health community.

I hope that everyone will work together to build a resilient public health system and promote the building of a human health community.

  Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Chairman of the World Health Forum and Dean of Vanke School of Public Health and Health of Tsinghua University, delivered a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.

She introduced the topics of the four plenary sessions about "Building a Resilient Public Health System" to be held in this forum.

She said that looking forward to the future, it is necessary to recognize the global nature of major public health crises and to clarify the relationship and mutual influence of global health systems in order to protect human life and bring good health outcomes to people around the world.

Chen Fengfuzhen mentioned that with the support of the global public health network, the Vanke School of Public Health and Health of Tsinghua University came into being at the time of the global pandemic of the new crown epidemic. The school shoulders the urgent responsibility of gathering global health wisdom.

The establishment of the World Health Forum is to build a platform for dialogue and cooperation to jointly discuss how to "build a resilient public health system."

  Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke highly of the establishment of the World Health Forum in a video speech.

He said that this opportune event will become a fine tradition for deepening future public health dialogue.

He urged that at this important historical node, the public health system should also step up actions, consolidate epidemic preparedness and response measures, and use big data and other high-tech innovations to achieve full coverage of global medical security.

He said: "Protecting human health has a long way to go, but I believe that through our shared vision, we can improve global health, strengthen cooperation, and leave no one behind."

  In his video speech, Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gave an in-depth explanation on the view that "to respond to global health problems, we should actively prevent rather than passively respond."

Combining the long-term cooperation between the foundation and China, Mark Suzman believes that "in the more than ten years of cooperation with China, we have learned a lot whether it is to eradicate malaria or curb the spread of the new crown virus. A country The more sound China’s health system is, the more capable it will be to defeat “old enemies” and deal with new threats.”

He said that China’s commitment to responding to the challenges of public health development is encouraging. The achievements in building a resilient public health system are expanding its influence globally. Cross-country and cross-sectoral cooperation should be strengthened and joint efforts should be made to achieve this. Common goal.

  In his video speech, "The Lancet" editor-in-chief Richard Horton shared and summarized the enlightenment brought by the global pandemic of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, climate change and other challenges facing humanity.

He believes that the World Health Forum has brought an important opportunity to jointly build a resilient global public health system, allowing countries around the world to attach importance to cooperation and strengthen actions.

He said that the establishment of a public health system jointly maintained by all mankind brooks no delay, especially at the moment when epidemic information is misreported, epidemic prevention is extremely politicized, and WHO is under attack. All mankind should sort out their minds, reiterate their commitments, and restart actions. Improve the global health system.

  Li Bin, deputy director of the National Health Commission, Qiu Yong, president of Tsinghua University, Liang Wannian, secretary-general of the World Health Forum and executive vice president of the Vanke School of Public Health and Health of Tsinghua University, and Yang Bin, vice president of Tsinghua University, jointly launched the first World Health Forum.

  It is reported that this forum will adopt the form of online live broadcast, and there will be four plenary meetings and one youth forum.

More than 50 world-renowned scholars, heads of international organizations, experts in international think tanks, and outstanding entrepreneurs from 13 well-known Chinese and foreign universities, 23 public organizations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and enterprises from more than 20 countries and regions around the world As a guest speaker and discussion guest, he brought 32 online keynote reports in the two-day forum, focusing on "United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage", "Pandemic Response Preparation", and "In a rapidly changing environment" Exchanges and discussions on topics such as “Ensuring Human Health in the Era of Big Data” and “Health in the Era of Big Data-New Technologies, New Methods, New Trends” to jointly discuss the current and future of global public health and health under the influence of the epidemic, and enhance the international Exchange and cooperation, promote global public health governance, and promote the realization of sustainable development goals and universal health coverage.