For those unfamiliar with Beijing Healthcare Forum (BHF), it is an organization for academics and professionals engaged in projects and enterprises related to health care services. Its goal is to better inform members and others about emerging trends in the Chinese health care system and market while building a network of professional contacts and resources.The group was founded in 2009 by a couple of Fullbrighters. When the original founders moved back to the United States, in 2009, to further pursue their studies and the group leadership was given over to several individuals, one of whom is Asia Health Care Blog’s Co-Managing Editor, James Flanagan.
The latest BHF event is coming up this Wednesday in Beijing (so TOMORROW, BEIJING TIME). See below for more information. If you want to be added to the Beijing Healthcare Forum mailing list please send a message through our contact form. Include your email and the words “Sign me up for BHF” or something similar in the body of the message.
Beijing Healthcare Forum is proud to present:
“A Discussion with Robert Scherpbier: Chief of Health, Nutrition, Water Environment and Sanitation, UNICEF China”
Date: Wednesday, May 2 (please RSVP no later than 13:00 on May 1)
Time: 8:00pm, come early for food, drinks, and more networking
Location: Moment Cafe, Sanlitun SOHO B1-525 (Building #5)
(From the main entrance opposite of YaShow, go down the stairs, follow the river and make the first turn on your left.)
Robert will be discussing UNICEF’s work in China as well as his experience collaborating with government bodies to demonstrate the public benefits of health, nutrition and sanitation developments.
(You can find an interview with Robert here, where he talks about “stunting” in China.)
Robert Scherpbier leads UNICEF’s work to provide the Chinese Ministry of Health with empirically-based policy advice on best international and local practices in maternal and child health, nutrition and sanitation.
Prior to joining UNICEF, Robert was a medical officer with the World Health Organization (WHO) for 14 years, and during this time he also served as editorial advisor to the Bulletin of the WHO.
Robert has a MPH from John Hopkins University, a degree in medicine from Utrecht University in The Netherlands and a diploma in tropical medicine at the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.