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Ministry of Health and Welfare (Republic of China)

Ministry of Health and Welfare

衛生福利部
Wèishēng Fúlì Bù
Agency overview
Formed 17 March 1971 (as Department of Health)
23 July 2013 (as MOHW)
Preceding Agency Department of Health
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Taipei City
Ministers responsible Chiang Been-huang, Minister
Lin Tzou-yien, Tseng Chung-ming, Deputy Ministers
Shiu Ming-neng, Vice Minister
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website www.mohw.gov.tw
Former MOHW building

The Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of China (MOHW; Chinese: 中華民國衛生福利部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Wèishēng Fúlì Bù) is the ministry of the Republic of China responsible for the administration of the public health system, social welfare, affordable and universal health care, hospitals, pharmaceutical, immunization programs, disease prevention, supervision and coordination of local health agencies in Taiwan.[1]

History

The ministry was originally established on 17 March 1971 as the Department of Health (DOH; Chinese: 衛生署; pinyin: Wèishēng Shǔ). The department was upgraded to Ministry of Health and Welfare on 23 July 2013 with the addition from the agencies in the Ministry of the Interior responsible for social welfare following restructuring of the Executive Yuan.

The original building of the MOHW was located at [2]

Organizational structure

Ministry of Health and Welfare

Political departments

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Social Insurance
  • Department of Social Assistance and Social Work
  • Department of Protective Service
  • Department of Nursing and Health Care
  • Department of Medical Affairs
  • Department of Mental and Oral Health
  • Department of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy

Administrative departments

Agencies

List of Ministers

Minister of Department of Health

Minister of Health and Welfare

Transportation

The MOHW building is accessible within walking distance East from Kunyang Station of Taipei Metro.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.mohw.gov.tw/EN/Ministry/DM2_P.aspx?f_list_no=476&fod_list_no=0&doc_no=263
  2. ^ http://www.mohw.gov.tw/EN/Ministry/DM1_P.aspx?f_list_no=378&fod_list_no=4999&doc_no=45291
  3. ^ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/10/23/2003602700/1

External links

  • Ministry of Health and Welfare (Official Website) (Chinese)
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