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Health Leaders from 31 Countries to Attend 2014 Global Health Forum in Taiwan on November 30

  • Data Source:Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Created:2014-11-28
  • Last Updated:2017-01-11

The 2014 Global Health Forum in Taiwan, co-organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is to be held at the Evergreen International Convention Center of the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation Building from November 30 to December 1, with 60 distinguished guests from 31 countries to attend the event. Among them are health ministers and health deputy ministers from eight countries including the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, and Tuvalu; senior health officials and academic experts from 21 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Vietnam, and Yemen; and leaders of major international medical and health organizations including the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), European Public Health Association (EUPHA), WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Promotion, World Medical Association (WMA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG). 

This year, the Global Health Forum in Taiwan enters its tenth year and has established good reputation in the international health community. As a member of the global village, Taiwan has organized the Forum to be one of the major health and medical platforms in the world. This year’s forum adopts ‘Healthy Society, Healthy People’ as its theme. On the two main parts of the theme, ‘Healthy Political Economy’ and ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda’, the Forum will explore issues such as how to tackle health inequalities, how to achieve healthy lifestyle through healthy cities and settings, how to terminate two of the four major risk factors of non-infectious chronic diseases: tobacco hazards and obesity, how to implement comprehensive public health care, how to face the challenge of sustainable management of national health insurance, and so on. The MOHW hopes that through international multiple perspectives, a new vision of overcoming health and medical difficulties can be inspired, providing a reference for drawing up health policies of our country. Details of the agenda and related information of the Forum are listed on the official website: http://www.twghf.org