(photo credit: Sourasky Medical Center)
A delegation of senior Health Ministry officials headed by director-general
Prof. Ronni Gamzu left for China on Sunday for a working visit. Despite the huge
difference in size, the Chinese have something to learn from Israel, the
The delegates will meet with their counterparts on
finalizing a cooperation agreement between China and Israel in the field of
Among the topics to be discussed will be health-system financing,
health-insurance systems, public health, the functioning of health funds, drug
regulation and various legal aspects in the health field. A number of joint
projects will be launched as a result.
Two years ago, the Treasury in
Jerusalem initiated efforts to promote cooperation between the two countries,
and the Health Ministry acted upon them. During the last few months, the two
nations made efforts to sign a new cooperation agreement following a visit by
the deputy health minister of China. Israeli health officials were then invited
to that country.
Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman, who remained at
home, commented that strengthening working relationships with China is very
important to the health system.
“We have a very good system here, and our
delegation is going to China to enable officials there to learn from the
experience we have accumulated and also to learn from them as a result of their
recent health reforms,” Litzman said.
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