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Fang Jing

   Name: Fang Jing

   Discipline: Public Health, Development Studies

   Institution: Professor, Director of the School of Public Health, Kunming Medical University

   Research Interests: Environmental change and human health, rural public health governance, ecological health

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Jing Fang earned her PhD at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University, UK in 2006.

Before that, she was the Deputy Director of Yunnan Reproductive Health Research Association (YRHRA), a NGO based in Yunnan China, and had undertaken research on Chinese rural health care services, particularly women’s reproductive health in poor rural China for more than one decade. 

She is also involved in providing technical support for Quality of Care Project of the National Family Planning Commission and the Improving Reproductive Health Project of the Ministry of Health, China as well as HIV/AIDS prevention project of Yunnan Province. She focused on her study on the governance and accountability of Chinese health system for 10 years. During 2006-2009 she worked at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an independent intergovernmental organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal, as an EcoHealth specialist and led a project entitled “land use change and human health in eastern Himalaya: an adaptive ecosystem approach”.

From 2012 onward, she joined a few other experts in Southeast Asia countries to work on a multi-country and multi-component EcoHealth program entitled “Field Building Leadership Initiative—advancing EcoHealth in Southeast Asia” and she started the first EcoHealth course in the medical university in 2009. In 2014, she was given the “Outstanding Contribution to the Field of EcoHealth” by the International Association for Ecology and Health. At present she is a professor and the director of the Institute for Health Sciences, Kunming Medical University, China doing both teaching and research. She is a member of the Gender and Health Equity Network (GHEN), an international group consisting of researchers, governmental officials and practitioners in India, UK, US, China, Sweden, Mozambique and WHO; she was also a member of the Gender and Rights Advisory Panel (GAP), WHO from 2010 - 2013, a member of the EcoHealth Emerging Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee of IDRC. 

She is currently a member of the Scientific Working Group of the research on vets, environment and society, TDR, WHO (from 2013 - present), a member of executive editorial group of the journal EcoHealth; a member of advisory committee of the Forum for Health, Environment and Development (FORHEAD), China; and a commissioner member of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Well-being.

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