Secretary for Food and Health

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Main article: Health in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Food and Health
食物及衛生局局長
Hong Kong SAR Regional Emblem.svg
Ko Wing-man 2013.jpg
Incumbent
Ko Wing-man

since 1 July 2012
Food and Health Bureau
Style The Honourable
Appointer Central People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holder Katherine Fok
Secretary for Health and Welfare
York Chow
Secretary for Food and Health
Formation 1 July 1997
1 July 2007
Website FTHB

The Secretary for Food and Health (Traditional Chinese: 食物及衞生局局長) is a ministerial position in the Hong Kong Government, who heads the Food and Health Bureau (FHB). The current office holder is Ko Wing-man.

The position was created on July 1, 2007, following the reshuffle of the principal officials and reorganisation of the policy bureaux of the Hong Kong Government. It replaced the previous Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, and the portfolio with welfare transferred to the Secretary for Labour and Welfare.

The SFH is a politically appointed position. In other words, its term expires when the Chief Executive leaves office. The secretary is also a member of the Executive Council (ExCo).

Centre for Health Protection[edit]

The CHP was created in 2003 in response to the SARS outbreak and copies the function of the CDC in the United States.

Before the introduction CHP reports to the Director of Health.

Centre for Food Safety[edit]

Centre for Food Safety is the food safety authority under the Food and Health Department. Established in 2006, it replaced the role formerly under Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (created 1999) and Urban Services Department (pre 1999).

List of office holders[edit]

Politiical party:   Nonpartisan

Secretaries for Social Services, 1973–1983[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Li Fook-kow
李福逑
1973 1977 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
1 No image.svg Eric Peter Ho
何鴻鑾
12 April 1977 6 February 1983
Sir Edward Youde
(1971–1982)

Secretaries for Health and Welfare, 1983–1997[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Henry Ching
程慶禮
2 May 1983 30 November 1984 Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
2 No image.svg John Walter Chambers
湛保庶
1 December 1984 30 September 1988
Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)
3 No image.svg Chau Tak-hay
周德熙
1 October 1988 January 1990
4 No image.svg Elizabeth Wong
黃錢其濂
January 1990 September 1994
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)
5 No image.svg Katherine Fok
霍羅兆貞
September 1994 30 June 1997

Secretaries for Health and Welfare, 1997–2002[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg Katherine Fok Lo Shiu-ching
霍羅兆貞
1 July 1997 19 September 1999 2 years, 80 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
1
2 Yeoh Eng-kiong.JPG Yeoh Eng-kiong
楊永強
20 September 1999 30 June 2002 2 years, 283 days

Secretaries for Health, Welfare and Food, 2002–2007[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 Yeoh Eng-kiong.JPG Yeoh Eng-kiong
楊永強
1 July 2002 11 October 2004 2 years, 102 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
2
2 York Chow Yat-ngok.jpg York Chow Yat-ngok
周一嶽
12 October 2004 30 June 2007 2 years, 261 days
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2

Secretaries for Food and Health, 2007–present[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 York Chow Yat-ngok.jpg York Chow Yat-ngok
周一嶽
1 July 2007 30 June 2012 4 years, 365 days Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
3
2 Ko Wing-man 2013.jpg Ko Wing-man
高永文
1 July 2012 Incumbent 4 years, 268 days Leung Chun-ying
(2012–present)
4

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