Tobacco Use In China — Public Forum Tomorrow Night

One of my favorite social groups, the Beijing Healthcare Forum, has just announced their next meeting for this Wednesday night at Gingko. This forum meets once or twice a month and is a cool mixture of Chinese and laowai interested in health care. It’s free and open to all. This time they talk tobacco with Sarah England, who runs the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative branch here in Beijing. Here’s more info from their website:

We’re excited to continue our bi-weekly meetings!

Our next Beijing Healthcare Forum will be Wednesday, March 31st. The location will be changed to Gingko Restaurant. 这个周三(3月31号)会议的地点换到Gingko餐馆, 从安定门地铁站再往南走400m, which is 400m south of the Andingmen subway station on the West side of the street (see below for details and attached map). This week’s presentation will be in English. 这次演讲人要用英文讲话。 We will have participant translators available for non-English speakers.

Meeting Details 会议的细节:


Language: English
Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 8:00PM (Discussion starts promptly at 8:45PM.)
Where: Ginkgo Restaurant
Address: 199 Andingmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing (The building is bright red; See attached map)北京市东城区,安定门内大街199号
Ph #: 6402. 7532

“Tobacco:  the burden, the solution”

This next meeting’s speaker will be Dr. Sarah England. A brief bio of Ms. England is below:
下次会议的演讲人是Dr. Sarah England. 演讲人简介:

Sarah England is the Technical Officer responsible for the Tobacco Free Initiative at the World Health Organization Representative Office in China.  She was previously, Senior Advisor at the Stop TB Partnership, within the WHO Headquarters in, Geneva.  While working for the WHO Vaccines Department she designed, built consensus around and co-wrote the proposal for the vaccine fund of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.   She has 25 years of international experience including 13 years at WHO, and also as consultant to the World Bank International Finance Corporation, the Asian Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation,  UNEP, and CIDA.  Education:BSc (1986) University of Toronto; MBA (1997) Simon Fraser; D. Phil., Oxford (1990);  Post doctoral work: Japan’s National Children’s Hospital, Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at University of Tokyo.


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