250 people from the Health, Environment and other sectors attended the launch Forum of the Chinese National Environmental Health Action Plan (NEHAP), a collaboration between the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), on the 21st and 22nd of November 2007 in Beijing. A keynote address on behalf of the Director of the Department for Public Health and the Environment focused on drinking-water and sanitation aspects, and on health impact assessment. The Chinese authorities will intensify their already on-going collaboration with WHO on Water Safety Plans.

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