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3rd APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy (HLM3)

posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:46 AM by Admin Web   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 1:17 AM ]

The 3rd APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy (HLM3), hosted by Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Health Minister of Indonesia, was held in Bali, Indonesia on 24-25 September 2013. The event was attended by Minister of Health of Brunei, Chinese Taipei, and Malaysia, together with senior officials, experts, and delegates from member economies. It focused on discussing the role of health in the economy; thinking in terms of the return on investment in health—in an efficient and sustainable way.

The two-day meeting covered topics that outlined key factors of maintaining a sustainable health system which include financing, cost-effectiveness (assessment), disease cost drivers, and response to technology shifts or aging society. Through discussions and experience-sharing, member economies aimed to develop strategies that could serve as a model of Sustainable Healthcare System through Universal Health Coverage.

A list of recommendations to APEC Ministers and Leaders was drafted in the end building on the results of HLM3. To see the full text of the final statement, please click the link below: http://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2013/0925_health.aspx