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The Sixth U.S.-China Health Summit Opened in Xi'an

Xi'an, CHINA, Sept 5, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - On September 2, The Sixth U.S.-China Health Summit has opened in Xian, an old city in China. With China National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as its endorsers, the Summit was sponsored by several medical institutes, including Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, organized by U.S.-China Health Summit and the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University and supported by Universal Medical Financial & Technical Advisory Services Company Limited ("Universal Medical" or the "Company").

The theme of the Summit was "Health for All Through Innovation" attracting over 1,600 experts from academia, research and politics areas to share their experience and discuss solutions of such fields as public health, healthcare reform, hospital management, urban health management, strokes and so on.

Professor Liu Yuanli, host of this summit and founder of U.S.-China Health Summit said that, the cooperation between U.S.-China ministries of of health has played an important role and one of the achievements in bilateral people-to-people connections and high-level exchanges highlighted by the U.S.-China Health Summit. Both countries are expected to have a broader and deeper communication in the future.

Universal Medical builds a platform of stroke prevention and treatment to bridge the two sides

"China- U.S. Stroke Prevention and Control", the 5th sub-forum of the 8 sub-forums was supported by Universal Medical. The Company invited many renowned stroke experts both at home and abroad to discuss stroke prevention and control system, tele-medicine, digitalization construction and so on. Mr. Bruce Ovbiagele, Chairman of World Stroke Congress and Mr. Wang Jinhuan, the director of Administration and Guidance Committee of China Stroke Center were specially invited to co-host the forum. Mr. Wang Longde, Academician of CAE and deputy director of Stroke Screening and Prevention Project Committee, National Health and Family Planning Commission, PRC, Dr. David Alexander from UCLA Medical Center and other reputed medical experts also attended the forum

Stroke prevention is the main topic of the previous summits, also the focus of the summit discussions. China, a populous country, with death caused by chronic non-communicable diseases already accounting for 85% of the national total deaths and relevant disease burden accounting for 70% of the total disease burden. Universal Medical launched a project to promote the stroke project as early as 2011 and has established cooperative relationships with nearly a hundred regional hospitals and four benchmark hospitals. The service model of stroke department upgrade was also extended to multiple disciplines and further into the hospital investment management business, so as to achieve greater scale economies. Leveraging on its abundant healthcare resources to actively build a domestic platform for stroke prevention, Universal Medical has been an important partner of every U.S.-China Health Summit.

Response to national policy, Universal Medical actively promotes the concept of the "Healthy China"

In recent years, Chinese has paid increasing attention to their health condition, and the Chinese government has upgraded the people's health problem to a national strategic target. The government plans to develop health industry with the concept of National Health, which is to provide quality, comprehensive, systematic, affordable health services based on people's satisfaction with the public health service and affordability as the starting point, so as to promote national health.

Mr. Guo Weiping, CEO of Universal Medical said that as China's largest integrated healthcare provider, the Company has committed to "providing quality healthcare services to promote human health" by cooperating with well-known regional-leading hospitals and reputed medical colleges. Those cooperation methods includes "introducing capital", which means that the central enterprise will inject capital to equip regional public hospitals with advanced medical equipment and design the best hospital areas; "introducing talent," which means that the Company introduces the latest international medical technology and therapies and conducts two-way training for hospitals, so as to achieve precise medicine; and "introducing mechanism", which means to cooperate with hospitals to optimize operational management system and incentive compensation system and fully mobilize the enthusiasm of medical personnel so as to achieve both their personal value and medical value. Starting from maintaining national health and realization of national long-term prosperity, the Company spares no efforts to lay a people-oriented "health way."

Universal Medical has provided tens of billions of RMB for the development of Chinese medical and healthcare industry and a full range of medical services to thousands of hospitals in the country striving to play a key role in the Chinese healthcare industry. As the leaders and many experts on the summit expect, with the help of these central enterprises with social responsibility, the summit will have extensive and far-reaching influence to lead and promote the further development of global health.



Sept 5, 2016 17:26 HKT/SGT
Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Business, Biotech & Pharm
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