Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China
Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China
Agency overview
Formed 1949
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Chen Zhu, Minister for Health
Parent agency State Council

The Ministry of Health (MOH; Chinese: 卫生部; pinyin: Wèishēng Bù) of the Government of the People's Republic of China is an executive agency of the state which plays the role of providing information, raising health awareness and education, ensuring the accessibility of health services, and monitoring the quality of health services provided to citizens and visitors in the mainland of the People's Republic of China.

The MOH is also involved in the control of illness and disease, coordinating the utilisation of resources and expertise where necessary. It also cooperates and keeps in touch with other health ministries and departments, including those of the special administrative regions[1][2][3], and the World Health Organization (WHO).

It is headed by the Minister for Health, a position currently held by Dr Chen Zhu (陈竺). At present, Chen Zhu is the only non-partisan minister in the State Council, and one of the two ministers who are not members of the Communist Party of China.


Functions and responsibilities

The MOH reports directly to the State Council. Its functions include: [4]

List of ministers

  • Li Dequan (李德全): November 1949-January 1965
  • Qian Xinzhong (钱信忠): January 1965-June 1968
  • Qiu Guoguang (邱国光): June 1968-June 1970
  • Chen Renhong (陈仁洪): June 1970-July 1973
  • Liu Xiangping (刘湘屏) July 1973-October 1976
  • Jiang Yizhen (江一真): 1977 -1979
  • Qian Xinzhong (钱信忠): 1979 -1982
  • Cui Yueli (崔月犁): 1982 -1987
  • Chen Minzhang (陈敏章): 1987 -1998
  • Zhang Wenkang (张文康): 1998-2003
  • Wu Yi (吴仪): 2003-2005
  • Gao Qiang (高强): 2005-2007
  • Chen Zhu (陈竺): 2007- (incumbent)

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