Joint Laboratory for Global Health between Ghent University and Hebei Medical University


On 21 November 2019, on the occasion of an official delegation of the province of East Flanders to the Chinese Hebei province, an agreement for the establishment of the joint laboratory for global health between Ghent University (Belgium) and Hebei Medical University (China) was signed in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province of China.   For the Provincial Government of East Flanders, Governor Mr. Didier Detollenaere witnessed the signing and opening ceremony of the joint laboratory.  Hebei Medical University and UGent have many years of cooperation,  this Joint Laboratory is a further cooperation between two universities since the establishment of the MOU in 2012, Cooperation Agreement and Joint PhD Agreement in 2016,  that aims at resource sharing and complementing each other's advantages in order to further strengthen scientific research and technology innovation on global health and primary care. Ms. Nausikaä Lagrou, Policy Advisor International Cooperation, Department Economy, European and International relations , Province of East Flanders; Mr. Chi Zhang, Representative of Easter Flanders and Ghent University;  Prof. Dr. Wei-Hong Zhang, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Ghent University were also participated in the ceremony.