Health Minister Hon. Dr. Culwick Togamana along with Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jr, in his capacity as a parliamentarian and the Deputy Secretary for Health Care Dr. Gregory Jilini have left for Seoul, the Republic of Korea where they will participate in the 6th Asia Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health (APPFGH) that will commence on the 24th of August.
The APPFGH is a platform for parliamentarians to exchange ideas, build political support, strengthen capacities and foster collaboration in driving sustainable action for health.
Established in 2015 with technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Forum is open to the 30 countries comprising the Member States of the WHO Western Pacific Region and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Forum aims to enable countries to achieve health under the Sustainable Development Goals through a whole-of-government approach.
The Sixth Meeting of the Forum will be hosted by the Health and Welfare Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea with support from the Korean Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health and the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 24 to 25 August 2022 on the theme of strengthening health security and building resilience for the future.
During the 2 days meeting, the Hon Dr. Togamana is expected to make an intervention on the topic, “Strengthening preparedness for the future: Investing in resilient health systems”. Press Statement on the intervention will be issued this week.
The trio are scheduled to return end of this week.