The ¡°Public Health Awareness Forum¡± ¨C the 4th Conference of UN-NGO-IRENE/Asia-Pacific was held in Beijing on the 19th of March, 2009 under the co-sponsorship of China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) and the NGO Section of UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Undertaken by the Chinese Medical Association (CMA), the Conference was attended by about 80 delegates representing 51 non-governmental organizations, media agencies and private sector from seven Asian countries, namely, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and China. The President of CNIE Mr. Zhang Zhijun made opening remarks of warm welcome. The Under-Secretary-General Mr. Sha Zukang of the United Nations sent a video message of congratulations to the Forum and China¡¯s Vice Minister of Health Mr. Huang Jiefu delivered an address at the opening ceremony.
Focused on the three sub-themes ¡ª ¡°Overall Situation of NGO Involvement in Public Health Awareness¡±, ¡°How to Raise Public Health Awareness¡± and ¡°Experience, Lessons and Suggestions¡±, the Forum witnessed in-depth discussions on such topics as ¡°health awareness among the rural population¡±, ¡°awareness about women and children¡¯s health¡±, ¡°prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS¡±, ¡°role of the media¡±, ¡°corporate social responsibilities¡± and ¡°NGO initiatives and recommendations¡± .
Attachment: 1. Agenda of the Conference.doc
2. Outcome of the Conference.pdf