Thursday, June 29, 2017
 
 
Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 05/19/17 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
Canada's Health Minister to engage international counterparts at G20 Health Ministers' Meeting and World Health Assembly
 
(May 19, 2017)

Bringing a Canadian perspective to global health challenges

OTTAWA, May 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada is committed to collaborating with international partners to advance global health priorities as an important step towards protecting the health and well-being of Canadians at home and abroad.

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, will lead the Canadian delegation to both the G20 Health Ministers' Meeting (HMM) in Berlin, Germany, and the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.


Key discussions at the G20 HMM and the WHA will include improving the management of global health crises, combatting antimicrobial resistance, and strengthening health systems to address the needs of the most vulnerable and promote the health of all. The Canadian delegation will share Canada's perspectives on these issues, seek to learn from the experiences of other participating countries, and work closely with international partners to mitigate global health challenges.

This G20 HMM marks the first discussion on global health at the Ministerial level within the G20. Ministers will participate in a health emergency simulation exercise, which will inform the G20 Leaders' Summit in July, as well as participate in a discussion about fighting antimicrobial resistance on a global scale.

The WHA, which will see the election of a new Director General of the World Health Organization, will also provide Minister Philpott and the Canadian delegation with an opportunity to engage international colleagues directly on a broad range of health topics. Of particular note, Minister Philpott will co-chair a roundtable discussion on mental health with the World Health Organization, co-host an event with Switzerland on addressing attacks on health workers, and provide remarks at an art exhibit on immunization (Immune Nations) co-hosted with Norway.

Quotes

"Global health challenges are complex and no single nation has the resources to solve such problems alone. Collective, collaborative, whole-of-society approaches are required. International meetings like the G20 HMM and the World Health Assembly are vital to advancing these approaches."
The Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Health

"Canada's perspective on health has always included a global component. Protecting health at home requires promoting good health worldwide. I am pleased to work closely with our international partners in addressing emerging health threats and catalyzing progress on important health issues."
Dr. Theresa Tam
Interim Chief Public Health Officer

Associated Links

G20 Leaders Summit
70th World Health Assembly

 

SOURCE Public Health Agency of Canada

Copyright 2014 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved


Page: 1


Related Keywords:Surgery, Science, Medical, Other,
Related Sites: HTN - Health Technology Net
Related Newsletter: Tutorial Finder ,   Review Seeker ,   DMN Newswire Newsletter
 
 
 
 
 
Seniors

Drugs
  • Fitness App Market 29.45% CAGR by 2021 Says a New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
  • Home Healthcare Market Size Expected to Reach $391.41 Bn by 2021: Zion Market Research
  • Knee Implants Market Is Expected To Reach USD 13.5 Bn By 2025, Credence Research
  • C-TAC Launches Campaign to Transform Advanced Care
  • Facial Injectables Market Is Expected To Witness Growth Swiftly, Owing To Advancements In Facial Rejuvenation Procedures & Importance Of Medical Aesthetics Till 2025: Grand View Research, Inc

    Cancer
  • Novartis receives EU approval for first-line use of ZykadiaŽ in ALK-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Pharmaleads Reports Positive Phase I SAD Data with its Dual ENKephalinase Inhibitor (DENKI) PL265 for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
  • Low Uptake of Cancer Preventing Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Linked to Lasting Injection Fear Formed in Preschool
  • Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Announces President and CEO Departure
  • Polymedco, Inc. Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to the PATHFAST Product Line
  •  
     
     
     
     
     





    Our Privacy Policy --- About The Health Technology - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines