Press Release: Press Meeting for APCRSHR9
June 2nd 2017 in Hanoi, the Press Meeting for the 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (APCRSHR9) was hosted by Vietnam Public Health Association. Attend the meeting were. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Truong, Head of Office of the Ministry of Health; Prof. Le Vu Anh – Convenor of APCRSHR9, Chairman of Vietnam Public Health Association; representatives of national and international steering committee, together with nearly 50 national journalists.
The Press Meeting aims to:
- Provide overview about the conference and preparation plan (Context, scientific content, theme, message, main activities, organizing committee, delegates, etc).
- Call for support and participation from press agencies.
For the first time, such the biggest regional gathering in Vietnamabout the sexual and reproductive health - the 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR9) will be organized from 27 to 30 November 2017, Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province.The first day will be devoted for Youth Conference and 03 days for Main Conference.
APCRSHR9 is hosted by Vietnam Public Health Association and sexual and reproductive health and rights partners. The conference expects to welcome more than 1500 delegates who are academia, government, media, private sector, young people, and development partners from the Asia Pacific region. Many senior country leaders from Vietnam and other countries will also attend this event.
APCRSHR is thebiennial gathering on sexual and reproductive health that is initiated by civil society and received strong supports from hosted countries’ governments. Since the first conference in 2011, eight succeeding conferences were hosted by countries across Asia including the Philippines (2 times), Thailand, Malaysia, India, China, Indonesia, and Myanmar with around 1500 delegates/each.
The Asia-Pacific is an area of rapid growth and transition. The benefits and costs of development are, however, not shared equitably among the countries and peoples of the region. In health, and even more in sexual and reproductive health, poor and marginalised communities miss out on good quality treatment and services.
In this context, APCRSHR9 will be an open forum in which various hot and urgent social issues of reproductive health and sexual health will be examined on health equity approach and analysed at different perspectives including culture, religion, policy, health system, education, etc…
The overarching theme of APCRSHR9 is “Leave no one behind. Justice in sexual and reproductive health!” and followed by 5 sub-themes:
- Overcoming social, cultural and religious barriers in sexual and reproductive health
- Towards a just economic order for sexual and reproductive health
- Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Making good quality sexual and reproductive health education available to all
- Advancing justice and equity in sexual and reproductive health and health care
The conference consists of 04 days: First day is for Youth Conference; the next 03 days for the Main Conference with 05 plenary sessions, 70 parallel and satellite sessions, 100 poster presentation around 05 sub-themes, presented by nearly 200 speakers, experts, researchers and organizations. In addition, the 04 day Exhibition will be organized to connect and promote the image of participating organizations.
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