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APEC Conference on the Innovation, Achievement and Sustainable Development in Public Health Emergency Response Systems 10 years after SARS Epidemic

posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:44 AM by Admin Web   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 1:09 AM ]

Over two thrid of APEC member economies were struck by SARS and have since begun to strengthen their respective disease surveillance system, trainings of public health workers, and relevant reforms of public health system in order to increase their capacity to respond to public health emergency events. After committing 10 years of hard work in improving public health preparedness system, now is the right time to share and discuss the successes and lessons learned following the outbreak. Hence, Chinese Taipei proposed the project of 「APEC Conference on the Innovation, Achievement and Sustainable Development in Public Health Emergency Response Systems 10 years after SARS Epidemic」 in the APEC Health Working Group meeting earlier this year and has received support and funding from the APEC.

The conference was held in Taipei on 5-6 July 2013 successfully. The conference gathered 31 delegates from 15 APEC member economies, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam, 1 delegate from the United Kingdom (non-APEC economy), and about 90 domestic experts. This conference has proven APEC an excellent platform to gather experts from APEC member economies to exchange information and share experiences in public health emergency response system.

For group photos and Program Book of the conference, please click the attachments below.

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