Qiu Yong, President of Tsinghua University, Li Bin, Vice Minister of the National Health Commission, Yang Bin, Vice President and Provost of Tsinghua University, and Liang Wannian, Vice Dean of the Vanke School of Public Health of Tsinghua University jointly launched the first World Health Forum. The opening ceremony of the forum was moderated by Yang Bin.
Qiu Yong delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. On behalf of Tsinghua University, he welcomed the Chinese and foreign guests who participated in the online forum. Qiu said in the face of great challenges related to human destiny, universities should shoulder their due responsibilities with the scientific spirit. On the road to promoting the progress of human civilization, universities should hold up a blue sky for the future of mankind with an open mind.
He mentioned that on March 2 last year, when President Xi Jinping visited the School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, he pointed out that public health security is a common challenge facing mankind that requires joint efforts of all countries. On April 2 last year, the Vanke School of Public Health was officially established. Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Chan, the school has actively expanded global cooperation and achieved important results. It has had a wide and positive impact at home and abroad, contributing to the protection of human life and health.
Qiu said during the 110th anniversary of Tsinghua University, the university held the Global Forum for University Presidents 2021 and released the “Tsinghua Consensus,” which advocates that universities should be more open, more integrative, more resilient and shoulder greater social responsibilities. Looking ahead, Tsinghua University will deepen cooperation with partners around the world with a more open attitude and make important contributions to promoting sustainable development and safeguarding the bright future of mankind.
Qiu noted that it is an urgent and fundamental measure to prevent and respond to the global pandemic and strengthen the public health system. The opening of the first World Health Forum is an important step for us to jointly promote the building of a community of health for mankind. He hoped that everyone could work together to build a resilient public health system and promote the construction of a human health community.