National Health and Family Planning Commission

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National Health and Family Planning Commission
of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国国家卫生和计划生育委员会
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Guójiā Wèishēng Hé Jìhuà Shēngyù Wěiyuánhuì
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China.svg
Agency overview
FormedMarch 2013
Preceding agencies
DissolvedMarch 2018
Jurisdiction China
HeadquartersBeijing
Minister responsible
Parent agencyState Council
Websitewww.nhfpc.gov.cn

National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC) was the executive agency under the State Council which is responsible for providing information, raising health awareness and education, family planning, ensuring the accessibility of health services, monitoring the quality of health services provided to citizens and visitors in the mainland, population and family planning in the People's Republic of China. In March 2018, the ministry was dissolved and its functions were integrated into the new agency called the National Health Commission.[1]

History[edit]

The Ministry is created from the former Ministry of Health and National Population and Family Planning Commission. This was announced at the 2013 National People's Congress.

Since 16 March 2013, the commission is headed by Li Bin.

Functions and responsibilities[edit]

The commission reports directly to the State Council. Its functions include: [2]

List of Commissioners[edit]

Name Took office Left office
1 Li Bin 16 March 2013 March 2018
2 Ma Xiaowei March 2018 present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deng, Shasha. "China to merge health ministry, family planning commission". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2013-03-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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