INTERVIEW WITH DR. REN MINGHUI, MINISTRY OF HEALTH, CHINA
Dr. REN is the Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the People’s Republic of China. Throughout his career, Dr. REN has been involved in numerous health policy research projects including the “Health care systems research in rural China” (MOH), “Financing and organization of health care services in poverty areas of China” (World Bank), “The pilot study of health insurance reform in urban China” (Chinese State Council) and the “Experiment in community health protection-policy exploration, training and demonstration program” (UNDP). In recent years, as a senior representative of the Chinese government, he served as a leading board member in a number of international organizations including WHO, UNAIDS, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. He is also the point of contact for many Chinese bilateral cooperation mechanisms in health. Dr. REN received his MD, MPH and PHD from Xi’an Medical University in 1987, Harvard School of Public Health in 1993 and Peking University in 2008, respectively.
Dr. Lingling Zhang initiated this interview when she met with Dr. REN at the Harvard America-China Health Summit organized by the Harvard School of Public Health China Initiative. Dr. REN was one of the invited guests of honor at the Summit. Dr. REN responded to Dr. Zhang’s questions in writing after he returned to China.