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2015 Second Health Working Group Meeting

posted Sep 22, 2015, 11:14 PM by Admin Web   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 11:44 PM ]

The Second Health Working Group Meeting took place from 28-29 August, 2015 in Cebu, the Philippines.

 Under the HWG Chairmanship of Mr. Li Mingzhu, HWG reviewed HWG calendar events of the year of 2015 and work plan as well as updated the Terms of Reference and the development of the new Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

The major updates of Terms of Reference are on the mandate, goal and objectives as well as Modalities for Cooperation. The development of the new Strategic Plan 2016-2020 is led by Australia and Viet Nam; and the next steps of devising new Strategic Plan will be formation of Drafting Group to develop the Strategic Plan. It is expected to be approved by HWG at SOM I, 2016.

During the meeting, there are seven projects seeking for APEC funding for session 1, 2016. In the end of the meeting, HWG elected the 2016-2017 HWG Chair, and Dr. Victor Raul Cuba Ore was voted to be the next HWG Chair.

For more information, please refer to http://www.apec.org/Groups/SOM-Steering-Committee-on-Economic-and-Technical-Cooperation/Working-Groups/Health.aspx.