Seminar seeks to understand institutional reform in Chinese health sector 


Charles Darwin University’s Graduate School for Health Practice is planning a seminar to explore the topic: Understanding institutional reform in the Chinese health sector.

Discussions will centre on the major issues of availability, access, affordability and quality of health care services in China.

Speakers will present evidence of an emergence of diseases of affluence due to changing diet and lifestyle, and of the re-emergence of diseases of poverty.

They will show how the Chinese health care system has been affected by institutional reform and policy issues related to the management of medical institutions and will propose reasons why the medical service seems unable to respond to the health needs of the population.

Speakers will include academics from Charles Darwin University and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

David Goodman, Professor of Contemporary China Studies at UTS, will be available in the morning to speak to government representatives, business people and academics who are interested in his experience and research into social and political change in China.

The seminar will be held on Thursday April 10, 2pm - 5pm in the Theatrette, Building 39, at CDU’s Casuarina campus.

Entry is free, but please RSVP by Monday April 7 for catering purposes.

For more information contact Natasha Lawrence on 8946 7255, email

To RSVP or make an appointment with Professor David Goodman, contact Taytae Teerakaew on 8946 6380, email