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2017 China-Austria Dialogue on Health & Elderly Care Cooperation Opens in Wenzhou
【Fonts: Large Medium Small 【Source: 温州市 【Date: 2017.08.18】

The 2017 China-Austria Dialogue on Health & Elderly Care Cooperation was held in Wenzhou on the afternoon of August 16th. The dialogue was hosted by the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Wenzhou Municipal People’s Government (WFOCAO), Wenzhou Civil Affairs Bureau and Wenzhou Medical University, and organized by Wenzhou Municipal People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Over 100 representatives attended the meeting, including a 15-member delegation composed by elites from political, business, and academic fields in Austria, and representatives from Wenzhou Civil Affairs Administration College, leading elderly care institutions and enterprises, geriatric associations and medical communities. Zhou Huaizhong, Deputy Director of WFOCAO, presided over the meeting.

In his speech, Lei Wendong, Director of WFOCAO, said thatAustriahad the best social welfare system in the world. It started early in elderly care industry and boasted a sound health & elderly care system, offeringChinaimmense experience and vast room for cooperation in this field. The dialogue built a platform for everyone to discuss issues related to health and elderly care, especially for Austrian elites to contribute to China-Austria cooperation in this area.

At the meeting, Graz Geriatrics Health Center of Austria and Confucius Institute of University of Graz signed a memorandum of cooperation with Wenzhou Municipal Civil Affair Bureau and Wenzhou Medical University. In the near future, a geriatric nursing skill center may settle in Wenzhou.

Founded in 1724 as a non-profit public service organization, Graz Geriatrics Health Center of Austria now has developed into a comprehensive geriatrics and geriatric nursing center, including elderly care clinic, day care center, acute geriatric rehabilitation hospital, intermediate nursing home, memory clinic and so on.


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