The profession of the Health Inspectorate Officers (HIO) is scarcely known to most of the local public in Hong Kong, though they have devoted themselves to the provision of public services to environmental hygiene, public health and food safety since the 1880s. This chapter is written by an incumbent HIO who has worked in this profession for over 10 years. First the historic development and the roles and functions of the HIO are revealed, followed by a comparison of similar professions in other Asian countries and a description of some self-working experiences.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)