High School students explore Global Health “What can we do for Global Health?”
Hyogo-Kobe GLOBAL HEALTH High School Summit

On 21 August 2016, the WHO Kobe Centre and the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Promotion Council are organizing the Hyogo-Kobe GLOBAL HEALTH High School Summit, with support from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

The Summit is one of the pre-events for the Kobe G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting, to be held in Kobe from September 11-12, and will feature high school students in Hyogo Prefecture, and as future leaders, will discuss how they and the entire community can contribute to global health.

Global Health Issues: Improving health and health security for the world
From Ise Shima Summit to the G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Kobe

WHO Kobe Centre

The WHO Kobe Centre, along with Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and the G7 Kobe Health Ministers’ Meeting Promotion Council organized an open public Forum “Global Health Issues: Improving health and health security for the world” on 8 June 2016 at KGU.

The objective of this public forum was to raise awareness of global health, including Japan’s leadership role, issues that will be considered at the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting (100 days from now), to give university students in the Kansai region an opportunity to learn and to think about global health, the work and role of the WHO Kobe Centre, and possible careers in international health. About 100 people attended the Forum.

G7 Ise-Shima Summit announces major global health agenda; World Health Assembly endorses WHO programme for health emergencies and strategy for ageing and health

WHO/L. Cipriani

May 27 -- The G7 Ise-Shima Leaders’ Declaration released today establishes an ambitious action agenda for global health to tackle the most pressing challenges facing countries and communities. Actions support countries plan and respond to health emergencies; to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including for healthy and active ageing; and for reducing antimicrobial resistance.

The G7 Health Ministers meeting in Kobe on 11-12 September 2016 will further discuss these new global health issues and required actions.

WHO Member States at the World Health Assembly in Geneva endorsed a significant reform to establish a new WHO Health Emergencies Programme and a new WHO Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health, 2016-2020.

The Government of Japan committed $US 50 million to support WHO’s emergencies work. “I particularly welcome the contribution of $50 million from the Government of Japan, a sign of confidence in our new Health Emergencies Programme from a long-standing supporter of WHO's work in emergencies,” WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan said.

“We strongly expect WHO to play a leading role in responding to health emergencies, in its capacity as the sole technical agency in the field of global health,” said Ms Fusae Ota, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

Global Health Issues: Improving health and health security for the world From Ise Shima Summit to the G7 Health Ministers Meeting in Kobe

The WHO Kobe Centre, along with Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and the G7 Kobe Health Ministers’ Promotion Committee, is organizing an open public Forum “Global Health Issues: Improving health and health security for the world” on 8 June 2016 at KGU. The Forum is supported by the G7 Kobe Health Ministers' Meeting Promotion Committee.

The objective of this public forum (WKC Forum) is to raise awareness of global health, including issues that will be considered at the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting, to give university students in the Kansai region an opportunity to learn and to think about global health, the work and role of the WHO Kobe Centre, and possible careers in international health.

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