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SOMII 1st HWG & Health Policy Dialogue

posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:41 AM by Admin Web   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 1:09 AM ]

The 2013 APEC 2nd Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOMII) and Related Meetings has started in Surabaya, Indonesia on April 6th and will be closed on April 19th, during which the 1st Health Working Group (HWG) meeting will be hosted from April 11th to 12th and chaired by Russia.

Since the first attempt of collaboration through a Joint Session between the HWG and the Life Science Innovation Forum (LSIF) in 2011, besides the HWG regular meeting itself, the HWG related meetings also includes the Joint Session with the LSIF and the Health Policy Dialogue. For the 1st HWG regular meeting of 2013, it will review the projects of 2012 and introduce the latest concept notes. For the Joint Session with the LSIF, it is expected to update the implementation of Indonesia’s 2013 priorities in both group and forum as well as to discuss the draft agenda for APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy, which is to be held in this September.

In terms of the Health Policy Dialogue, it will focus on HIV and AIDS prevention, which is to be in line with UNAIDS Commitment on Getting to Zero New HIV Infection, Zero AIDS Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Not only the experiences from the economies will be shared with each other, but it will also be expected to generate specific policy recommendations for the development of the Model of Sustainable Healthcare System which will be discussed at the APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy in this September.