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Global Forum 2015 up at PICC on Aug. 24-27

MANILA, Aug. 11 –The Philippines is hosting this year's Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health (Forum 2015) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City on Aug. 24-27.

According to Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, Global Forum chair on disaster risk reduction, said the forum invited 70 international speakers and researchers.

“This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the able leadership of Philippine Council on Health Research and Innovation for Health, also included is the DOH,” Herbosa, a University of the Philippines professor and former Undersecretary of Health (DOH), said.

The global forum, with its theme “People at the Center for Health Research and Innovation,” hopes to impart “change” by making it an influential factor in policy making and showcased innovations while tackling the biggest global health issues to create effective partnerships for action on research and innovations for health.

Aside from researchers and scientists, senior government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs), and non-governmental organization (NGOs) are expected to attend the global forum.

Some sessions will focus on sub themes such as Increasing Effectiveness of research and Innovation for Health through Social accountability, Increasing Investments and Country-driven Capacity Building, Role of Research and Innovation in Improving Food and Nutrition Safety and Security, Health in Mega Cities and Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Universal Health Care Program or "Kalusugang Pangkalahatan" will also form part of the sessions.

The forum also aims to inspire the next generations to be part of the of the promotion of health innovations as well as sharing best practices and formation of enhancement strategies that will aid in improving better the delivery of effective health services.

Global Health Forum is conducted every two years.In 2013, it was conducted in Taipei, Taiwan.(PNA)

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