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SFH to attend 4th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy in Beijing

     The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, will depart for Beijing tomorrow (August 14) to attend the 4th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation High-Level Meeting on Health and the Economy on August 15.

     Under the theme of "A New Vision for a Healthy Asia-Pacific in 2020", the high-level meeting will bring together senior health officials from various places to share their views on challenges in public health aspects in the region. The discussion topics will include pandemic preparedness, drug-resistant pathogens, drug safety and women's health. Dr Ko will deliver a keynote speech at the health ministers' keynote remarks session.

     At the margins of the high-level meeting, Dr Ko will take the opportunity to call on the Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Ms Li Bin, to discuss the latest medical and health-care developments in Hong Kong and the Mainland.

     Other Hong Kong representatives attending the high-level meeting will include the Director of Health, Dr Constance Chan, and the Deputy Director of Health, Dr Cindy Lai.

     Dr Ko will return to Hong Kong in the afternoon on August 15.

Ends/Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:30


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