Welcome Message from the President, Hainan Medical University
Distinguished guests and colleagues,
The tropical region occupies about second fifths of the global total area, and the population occupies about one third of the world’s population. It has a wide geographical area, a large population, and a relatively backward economy. People in tropical regions have long been plagued by tropical diseases. In response to the call of the World Health Organization to prevent and control neglected tropical diseases and to strengthen comprehensive and in-depth cooperation in tropical medicine in countries and regions along the Belt and Road, Hainan Medical University initiated the establishment of the “The Belt and Road tropical medical alliance (BRTMA)”, which was held in Haikou city of Hainan province, China, on October 18, 2018. 105 institutions of higher education, medical treatment, scientific research and public health center from 30 countries and regions along the Belt and Road have jointly initiated the establishment of BRTMA, and jointly adopted and issued the Haikou Declaration. Since its establishment, BRTMA has actively advocated the spirit of “equality, cooperation and development “. By setting up a platform for international cooperation and exchange in the field of Tropical Medicine, it has promoted the participation of more research institutions in the prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases. As the president of the council board, Hainan Medical University has always been committed to build a high-level Medical University with distinctive characteristics in tropical medicine. We sincerely hopes to establish long-term partnerships with relevant institutions and experts in the field of Tropical Medicine and jointly promote the development of the alliance. On behalf of all the members of BRTMA and Hainan Medical University, I would like to thank SEGi University for its enthusiastic participation in the work of the BRTMA and hosting the BRTMA-Malaysia International Congress on Tropical Medicine and the Founding Congress of the Tropical Vector Control and Vector Infectious Diseases Committee in November 2019. We also would like to thank Professor Liu Qiyong, a well-known vector control and vector-borne infectious disease expert, to participate in the organization of the Academic Committee. We believe that the congress will play an active role in promoting cooperation and exchanges among the members of the BRTMA. We look forward that the forthcoming congress will bring new inspiration and cooperation opportunities to all experts and scholars!
Prof Jun Yang
Chairman of Belt and Road Tropical Medicine Alliance
President of Hainan Medical University