Initiating an informal information platform for health cooperation with China
Photo: launching ceremony of HRH Salon
25 October 2016 – At the invitation of the Health Human Resources Development Center (HHRDC), HHRDC together with representatives of eight embassies – Austria, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, UK and US – came together to launch the first Human Resources for Health Salon (HRH Salon). The HRH Salon is an informal information platform in the area of health cooperation. The representatives were warmly welcomed by Dr. Zhang Junhua, deputy director general of HHRDC. HHRDC, founded in 1998 as a public institution under the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC), is responsible for health professional evaluation, healthcare leadership and professional training, social services for the human resources for health and international cooperation. Within the international cooperation, HHRDC has established professional training programs with twenty countries, such as a three weeks training program for Chinese health professionals in Austria. The HRH Salon is open to welcome further members in the future.