Hosted by Brunei’s Ministry of Health (MoH), said Meetings were attended by over 150 delegates comprised of Ministers and senior health officials from ASEAN Member States (AMS), China, Japan and South Korea.
During the 13th AHMM, Ministers endorsed the work plan of four working-level clusters of ASEAN health cooperation, in support of the attainment of goals under the ASEAN’s Post-2015 Health Development Agenda, as follows: 1) Promoting Healthy Lifestyle; 2) Responding to All Hazards and Emerging Threats; 3) Strengthening Health Systems and Access to Care; and 4) Ensuring Food Safety.
Ministers also endorsed three (3) declarations during the 13th AHMM, to be proposed to ASEAN leaders during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila this November, as follows: 1) Ending all forms of malnutrition; 2) Combating anti-microbial resistance; and 3) Disaster Health Management.
Prior to the closing of the 13th AHMM proper, Health Ministers of other ASEAN Member States were presented PHL Chairmanship Commemorative Coins by Undersecretary David, assisted by Dr. Susan Pineda-Mercado, Presidential Consultant for International Health Concerns, and witnessed by PHL Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre.
Ambassador Montealegre hosted lunch at his official residence in honor of the PHL delegation during their visit to Brunei Darussalam.
The 14th AHMM and Related Meetings will be held in Cambodia in 2019 with the proposed theme, “Accelerating Health for All in ASEAN.” END