Insights into a lesser known Profession in Hong Kong - Health Inspectorate Officers

S. F. Chan, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112177
ISBN (Print)9781608761784
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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