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2009 Regional Ministerial Meeting
on “Promoting Health Literacy

29-30 April 2009
Beijing, China

STATEMENTS

29 April 2009

Welcoming remarks:

H.E. Chen Zhu, Minister of Health, China

Opening remarks:

H.E. Ms. Sylvie Lucas, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Dr. Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
 

Plenary Panel: “The challenges of health literacy in Asia and the Pacific: Where do we stand?

Prof. Don Nutbeam – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Head of the College of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Elmer G. Punzalan, Assistant Secretary of Health, Philippines
Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury, Founder and Project Coordinator of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Bangladesh
Mr. Li Xinhua, Director of Division of Health Promotion and Education, Department of Maternal, Child and Community Health, Ministry of Health, China
 
Dialogue Session 1: “Promoting multisectoral actions”

Dr. Liming Li, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/PUMC, China

Dr. Scott Ratzan, Vice President, Global Health, Johnson & Johnson and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives
Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, Country Coordinator, UNAIDS China
Dr. Fiona Adshead, Director, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, WHO
 

Dialogue Session 2: “Promoting health literacy through the media and empowerment

Ms. Melinda G. Frost, US CDC’s National Center for Health Marketing, Beijing

Dr. Li Xiguang, Director of Tsinghua International Center for Communication Studies, China (Presentation
H.E. Munshi Faiz Ahmad, Ambassador of Bangladesh to China
 

30 April 2009

Dialogue Session 3: “Building capacity to increase health literacy

Dr. Wang Ruotao, China Center of Diseases Control and Prevention, China

Dr. Kwok Cho Tang, WHO
H.E. Dr. Nadera H. Burhani, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Afghanistan
 

Plenary Panel: Presentations of best practices and new initiatives on health literacy

Plenary Panel: Reports from the NGO meeting the Dialogues

Mr. Cui Jianjun, Secretary-General of the China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE)

 

Plenary Session - Mr. Nikhil Seth (UNDESA)

  • Dialogue Session 1 - Mr. Alistair Nicholas
  • Dialogue Session 2 - Ms. Melinda G. Frost
  • Dialogue Session 3 - H.E. Dr. Nadera H. Burhani

Closing Session

H.E. Ms. Sylvie Lucas, President of ECOSOC

Dr. Fiona Adshead, Director, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, WHO
Dr. Qing Yang, Director General, Ministry of Health, China
Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

 

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