The International Healthcare Reform Conference

Date: 2009-01-17

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm


Ageing population, coupled with increasing healthcare needs and escalating medical costs, has put increasing pressure on Hong Kong’s public healthcare system. The public consensus is clear – changes are necessary to maintain the current high-quality healthcare services.


As a private, independent policy think tank, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre hosted an international conference on 17 January 2009 to explore a way forward for Hong Kong’s healthcare reform by making reference to overseas experiences.

The Conference was organized at a time when Hong Kong had just completed its first-stage public consultation on healthcare reform. Attended by more than 300 participants, the Conference provided a platform for healthcare officials, experts and academics from the Mainland, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and New Zealand to engage in focused discussions concerning healthcare reforms in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.


Featured Speakers

Dr York Chow

Secretary for Food and Health, HKSARG

Secretary Gao Qiang

Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group

Prof. Chris van Weel

FRCGP, WONCA President, World Health Organisation

Dr Tang Shenglan

China Office, World Health Organisation

Dr Donald Li

President, Asia Pacific Region, WONCA