Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 28 – Cambodian Ministry of Health, as the host and the rotating chair of the ASEAN Health Minister, led the 14th ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings from 26-30 August 2019 in Siem Reap, according to the ministry’s press release dated Monday.

The meeting is held every two years in a rotating manner, consisting of: (a) ASEAN Health Officers’ Meeting, ASEAN+ 3 and ASEAN-China, and (b) ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting, ASEAN + 3 and ASEAN-China, under the theme “Promoting Health of ASEAN People”.

The meeting will be officially opened under the chairmanship of Cambodian Prime Minister of Hun Sen on 29 August 2019. The premier will deliver a keynote address and provide recommendations to the meeting.

Attended by the Minister of Health of the 10 ASEAN Member States, ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, Korea), the ASEAN Secretariat, and other 300 accompanying delegates, the meeting focuses on four key topics, including (1) combating counterfeit and substandard drugs; (2) ensuring health care financing; (3) strengthening the capacity to implement the international health regulations of World Health Organization; and (4) innovations in health care strengthening.