Xu Ke, Vice Minister National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China, visited RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment at its premises at Bilthoven on July 15th 2013.

The Chinese delegation was informed of RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment ’s role in infectious disease outbreaks and emergency response in case of food safety and chemical incidents. The delegation was especially interested in organisational matters, legal frameworks and financing issues.

The Vice Minister expressed her appreciation for the co-operation between the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and RIVM. She will continue to facilitate the co-operation and welcomes more exchange of knowledge and expertise in the future.

The Utrecht Municipal Health Service and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport at The Hague were also visited by the Chinese delegation. 

Participants Chinese delegation 
Ms. Xu Ke, Vice Minister National Health and Family Planning Commission 
Mr. Yu ]ingJin, Director General, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control 
Mr. Li MingZhu, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation 
Mr. Zhang GuoXin, Deputy Director General, Health Emergency and response Office 
Mr. Liu HongTao, Deputy Director, Department of General Administration
Ms. Han Jixiu, Program Officer, Department of International Cooperation