National Health Commission

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National Health Commission of the
People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国国家卫生健康委员会
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Guójiā Wèishēng Jiànkāng Wěiyuánhuì
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Agency overview
FormedMarch 19, 2018 (2018-03-19)
Preceding agency
Jurisdiction People's Republic of China
HeadquartersBeijing
Minister responsible
  • Ma Xiaowei[1], Minister in charge of the National Health Commission
Parent agencyState Council
Websitewww.nhc.gov.cn

The National Health Commission (abbreviated as NHC, simplified Chinese: 国家卫生健康委员会; traditional Chinese: 國家衛生健康委員會; pinyin: Guójiā Wèishēng Jiànkāng Wěiyuánhuì) of the People's Republic of China is a cabinet-level executive department of the State Council of the People's Republic of China which is responsible for sanitation and health in the country.[2] It was formed on 19 March 2018. The ministry is headquartered in Beijing. Ma Xiaowei is the current Minister in charge of the Commission and Party Branch Secretary. Its predecessor was the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

History[edit]

In March 2018, the Government of the People's Republic of China announced that the National Health and Family Planning Commission was dissolved and its functions were integrated into the new agency called the National Health Commission.

List of Ministers[edit]

Ministers in charge of the National Health Commission
No. Name Took office Left office Notes
1 Ma Xiaowei 19 March 2018 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China's new cabinet members endorsed". China Daily. 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ 国家卫生健康委员会正式“挂牌”. ifeng (in Chinese). 2018-03-27.