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Health Related Events in SOM 3

posted Aug 11, 2014, 10:45 PM by Admin Web   [ updated Nov 13, 2014, 6:02 PM ]

The Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM 3) and Related Meetings is taking place in Beijing, China from August 6th to 22nd. Health related events during SOM 3 include the Second APEC Health Working Group Meeting 2014 (August 12th-13th), HWG Policy Dialogue (August 14th), and the fourth High Level Meeting on Health & the Economy (August 15th) organized jointly by Health Working Group and Life Sciences Innovation Forum.

The meetings will cover the following:

  1. In addition to HWG project updates, HWG Meeting will discuss a new proposal regarding new guidelines for prioritization of concept notes and explore cross cutting issues and collaboration opportunities with other APEC fora.

  2. This year’s Policy Dialogue has arranged a full-day agenda on Universal Health Coverage. Topics to be discussed include health financing, primary healthcare, and traditional and complementary medicine.

  3. HLM4 will focus on “Healthy Asia Pacific 2020” initiative proposed by host economy China. It is expected to generate recommendations for Ministers and Leaders with a APEC-wide comprehensive approach to support Universal Health Coverage and in turn contribute to sustainable economic development.