12:46am Thursday 04 June 2020

Improving women's health in Chinese general practice

textbookThe Mandarin translation of Women’s Health in General Practice authored by Professor Danielle Mazza was launched at the 3rd China-Australia General Practice Academic Forum and Chinese General Practice Trainer Workshop, held in Hangzhou, China on 15-17 November 2013. 

The event was attended by more than 120 Chinese delegates as well as a Monash delegation comprising Professor Mazza and Professor Jan Coles of the Department of General Practice, and Professor Jane Fisher of the Jean Hailes Research Unit.

The launch of the Chinese translation of Professor Mazza’s textbook at this forum illustrates its significance and importance to Chinese general practitioners and family physicians, and recognises the need for additional expertise and resources to support women’s health in China.

“China has made great advances in general practice over the last ten years. I am honoured that my textbook has been chosen to assist in bringing about further improvement to what is a developing component of primary health care in China”, Professor Mazza said, Head of the Department of General Practice.

This new textbook highlights the significant role Monash University plays in facilitating knowledge exchange with China in the area of primary health care and general practice.  It follows the 2011 publication of the Chinese translation of Emeritus Professor John Murtagh’s textbook General Practice, which has become the standard reference in the People’s Republic. 

A forthcoming Chinese translation of General Practice Psychiatry, co-edited by Professor Leon Piterman, reinforces Monash University’s influence upon general practice in China.

Monash University’s reputation for providing knowledge, expertise, and training to doctors working in primary care in China reflects the dedication of Professors Shane Thomas and Colette Browning, and Dr Hui Yang, formerly of Peking University. This team from the School of Primary Health Care has cultivated close ties with hospital administrations, municipal health care provider networks and medical publications in China, particularly in Beijing and Shenzhen.

“Monash University plays an important role in supporting the development of a strong and effective primary care system in China. We look forward to continuing our work with our Chinese colleagues,” Professor Mazza said.

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