Semico UMCG and the Tianjin Public Health Bureau (TIJPHB) are coming together once again on the 19th of June to explore further possibilities to strengthen a long-term relationship with one of the top knowledge institutes in Europe, namely the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The purpose of the visit is to discuss specific topics such as the training and exchange of specialized personnel, opportunities for the UMCG Healthy Ageing program include, amongst others, the LifeLines project, a joint-research center as well as different areas in regard of human health.
Members of the delegation ranging from the director of the TIJPHB on the Chinese side to the chairman of Semico including several governmental representatives on the Dutch side. The program is planned for two days and consists of introductory speeches, topic specific presentations and a tour around the premises of the UMCG. The meeting will be closed with a signing ceremony for further steps of the cooperation and a reception as well as dinner with the Major of Groningen, the director of the UMCG and scientists.
Tianjin is the third biggest and one of the four most important cities in China. The population in this region is about 13 millions and among of which 8 millions reside within the city boarder. The health care system of Tianjin has been the only designated base of China’s Health Care Reform started five years back and is an experimental model for provinces in the rest of China. The Tianjin Public Health Bureau (TJPHB) in this city is responsible for most of the reforms, besides its normal function as local authority to manage, plan, and budgeting for about 150 hospitals.