The 4th China-ASEAN Forum on Health Cooperation will be held from Sept. 14 to 16 in Nanning, the capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
As one of the high-level forums of the 19th China-ASEAN Expo, slated to be held from Sept. 16 to 19, this forum aims to deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields of health between China and ASEAN countries in the post-COVID-19 era and strengthen health system resilience.
According to the China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat, the forum will hold a plenary session. A joint statement will be released, and several cooperation agreements will be signed.
In the meantime, seven subforums will also take place on themes such as disease prevention and control collaboration, health emergency cooperation, and maternal and child health exchange and cooperation. Participants will attend the forum offline or online via video conference.
Since the first forum in 2016, China and ASEAN countries have cooperated effectively in fields like infectious disaster control, traditional medicine, the health industry, human resources, and hospital management.