Myanmar hosts 7th meeting of ASEAN Health Cluster 1: Promoting Healthy Lifestyle

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The opening ceremony of the 7th meeting of ASEAN Health Cluster 1: Promoting Healthy Lifestyle was held at the meeting room of the Ministry of Health yesterday morning via a hybrid system.
The ASEAN Senior Officials’ meeting on Health Development (SOMHD) Chairperson of Myanmar Director-General of the Department of Public Health Dr Myint Myint Than gave a greeting speech. She said that Myanmar is implementing strategic plans and work plans for the ASEAN Health Cluster 1 and that measures have to be taken to achieve a healthy living system within the ASEAN community according to the ASEAN Post-2015 Health Development Agenda-APHDA.
Afterwards, the chairmanship for the ASEAN Health Cluster 1 was handed over from Malaysia to Myanmar for 2023 and 2024. Then, Myanmar chaired the meeting and the Philippines acted as co-chair.
At the meeting, they discussed the prevention and suppression of non-communicable diseases, control of smoking and tobacco use, control of drinking, prevention of occupational hazards, mental health, occupational health, elderly health, nutrition development and healthy food choices. The meeting will be held from 31 January to 2 February.
The ASEAN Health Cluster 1 officials from Myanmar’s Ministry of Health, representatives from ASEAN member countries, officials from the office of the secretary-general of ASEAN, and officials from partner organizations attended the meeting. — MNA/KZW

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