New WHO representative in China visits China CDC
On Aug 22, Martin Taylor, new representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in China, visited the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and held discussions with its director-general, Shen Hongbing, and other experts.
Shen welcomed Mr Taylor on his visit and congratulated him on his assumption of the office. He introduced the progress of China's disease control system reform, and proposed that the China CDC and WHO should continue to expand cooperation.
He suggested more cooperation in strengthening the exchange mechanisms between institutions and between experts and in capacity building of staff during the meeting.
Taylor said that he is very happy to return to work in China, adding that the WHO has always attached importance to its cooperation with the China CDC, and hopes to continue to deepen the partnership during his term of office.
The two sides also exchanged views on cooperation opportunities and ideas in infectious disease prevention and control, health emergency response, chronic disease prevention and control, and global health security.
Martin Taylor(in dark blue), new representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in China, visited the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) on Aug 22.[Photo/chinacdc.cn]