[Nov 29 | Member Only | Online] German Chamber Briefing: Recent COVID Developments in China

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[Nov 29 | Member Only | Online] 

German Chamber Briefing: 

Recent COVID Developments in China

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM

Language: English

Recently, China shortened its COVID-19 quarantine requirements for inbound travelers and the National Health Commission introduced 20 measures to further adjust the country's COVID-19 control policy. Although those actions were considered as a positive signal, recently many cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hefei, Nanchang, Sanya, Zhengzhou, Harbin, Changsha announced stricter control measures for people that newly arrive from other cities. Simultaneously, the number of infected cases across China is drastically increasing. Guangzhou, Chongqing and Beijing have been hit hardest by this latest wave. The German Chamber of Commerce in China welcomes Dr. Bernhard Schwartlaender, Global Health Envoy of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss those latest developments.


09:55 - 10:00 Dial in

10:00 - 10:15 Latest developments by Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer

10:15 - 10:30 Q&A

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  • Global Health Envoy, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs; former Chef de Cabinet of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization
    Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, Global Health Envoy, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also the former Chef de Cabinet of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, is a medical doctor and holds a doctorate in medical epidemiology. He received his education and professional training in Germany and the US at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He use to be the WHO Representative in China. Before joining WHO in China, he served as Director for Evidence, Policy, and Innovation at UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva and as the United Nations Country Coordinator on AIDS in Beijing, China. Prior to these assignments, Dr. Schwartländer held a number of senior international positions including the Director for Performance Evaluation and Policy at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Director of the World Health Organization’s HIV Department; and as the Director of Evaluation and Strategic Information at UNAIDS. In 2000, Dr. Schwartländer undertook a special assignment at the World Bank to perform economic analyses on the cost and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the responses to it. Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr. Schwartländer was the Director of the national AIDS program in Germany and the Director of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Robert Koch-Institute in Berlin, the central biomedical and infectious disease research and reference laboratory of the federal Ministry of Health, Germany. Dr. Schwartländer has published widely in scientific journals and books and taught applied epidemiology in Berlin. He brings extensive experience in development policies as well as infectious disease epidemiology and programming at global and country levels.
  • Executive Director at German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai
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