Successful 9th APCRSHR’s inaugural meeting of the National Steering Committee
The meeting on March 31st, 2016, was presided over by Prof. Le Vu Anh, the President of the VPHA. Participants of the meeting included Prof. Nguyen Viet Tien, Deputy Minister of Health, heads of other departments from the Ministry of Health and representatives from universities, CSOs and UN Agencies in the SRHR field.
The meeting was aimed to 1) Finalize the roadmap and detailed plan to prepare for the 9th APCRSHR organized from November 28th to December 01st, 2017 in Vietnam; 2) Work out the mechanism for operation and coordination among all the departments of the national steering committee; 3) Identify the members of each department of the conference with TOR as well as a theme and track for the conference, which will be discussed at the meeting (including the relevance to Vietnam’s context) with International Steering committee on April 19th -20th, 2016.
At the meeting, representatives of the VPHA briefly introduced the VPHA and the 9th APCRSHR. Prof. Nguyen Viet Tien, Deputy Minister of Health emphasized the significance of the conference and combined efforts of organizations and individuals in organizing the conference.
Particularly, experts in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at the meeting actively discussed what necessary contents to be included in the conference and suggested themes for the conference. The involvement of professional and experienced organizations in the field of SRHR as well as governmental bodies helped prepare detailed and comprehensive contents for the upcoming conference. At the end of the meeting, participants registered to specialized departments including specialized committee, advisory committee, fundraising committee, communication committee, etc.
The commitment of the experts at the meeting greatly gives encouragement to the organizing team. International meeting for the organizing team on April 19th -20th, 2016 will follow up the discussion on the topics and sub-topics (themes, sub-themes) addressed by the experts at this meeting.
Information about the activities will be updated in the next VPHA’s newsletters.
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