A delegation led by Cui Li, vice-minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) visited the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Nursing and attended the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development in New York from March 29 to April 5.
In Norway, Cuimet with the Norwegian minister ofhealth and nursingto exchange ideas on health systems, primary health care, hospital management and health emergency programs. The two parties signed annual execution plans on health cooperation for the years 2017-2020.
Cui said that Sino-Norwegian health cooperation faces new challenges and she expects the two sides to have relevant pragmatic exchanges at all levels to serve the people of both countries.
Cui also travelled to the United States, where she met with the China Medical Board and attended a Global Health Roundtable co-organized by the Harvard School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital, exchanging ideas on global health professionals' training.
From April 3 to 4, Cui attended the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations headquarters in New York, delivering a speech.
She noted that China has always considered its population and development as factors in comprehensive decision-making.
China adjusted its family planning policy at an appropriate time and formulated the national population development plan (2016-2030), which aims at further optimizing the population structure, improving population quality and pushing forward sustainable public development in economic, societal, and environmental areas.