2024-04-02

GX Foundation signs MOU with China CDC

GX Foundation signed an MOU with China CDC on 29 March, aiming to foster collaboration and facilitate knowledge exchange on areas such as global health, strengthening of technical support in international public health, and personnel training. The MOU was signed by Prof. Emily CHAN Ying-yang, CEO of GX Foundation, and Mr. SHEN Hongbing, Director General of China CDC.

The MOU will be valid for 5 years, and specific provisions include conducting health research projects, providing professional technical support, organizing thematic seminars and technical training, collaborating on scientific publications and other technical documents.

The Project on the Protection against Dengue Fever along the Boten-Vientiane Railway will mark the first collaboration between the two parties. The Foundation will donate and install mosquito lamps in 5 passenger stations along the railway.

Additionally, promotional and educational activities will be carried out to assist Laos in controlling dengue fever and minimizing the risks of cross-border transmission between China and Laos. China CDC will provide professional guidance and technical support for the successful implementation of this project.

Chairman LEUNG Chun-ying emphasized the importance of this collaboration, as it fully embodies the united efforts of Mainland China and Hong Kong “setting sail” together in the medical and public health field, working together in advancing the development of health globally.

CEO Prof. Emily CHAN Ying-yang stated that GX will make good use of the professional expertise and extensive experience of China CDC in the field of public health. By leveraging the professional support offered by China CDC, specifically in the area of dengue prevention and control, the quality and effectiveness of the Foundation’s programs can contribute significantly to public health in countries along the Belt and Road.

Director General of China CDC, Mr. SHEN Hongbing mentioned that both sides can strengthen exchanges and engage in deep technical collaborations to contribute to national global health strategies, the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Africa Cooperation.