New WHO Kobe-Kanagawa Collaboration on UHC Leadership Programme

WHO Kobe Centre (WKC) announced today a joint collaboration with Kanagawa prefecture on a new collaboration towards a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Leadership Programme. The organizations will jointly host and organize a “Policy Discussion Meeting on UHC and Population Ageing: Leading Health Reforms in the 21st Century for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Ageing and Health Systems in ASEAN countries” on 17 and 18 July in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

UHC, Innovation and Ageing are three main pillars of the new WKC’s research strategies for the 3rd decade. In achieving UHC, more evidence, data, information and case models are needed, which could be adapted to inform future policy options at country level. Under the new research strategy, WKC strives to become a knowledge hub for UHC, Innovation and Ageing. To share the research outcome for future policy options, we agreed with Kanagawa Prefecture to provide the opportunity of face to face policy option dialogue among Asian countries. This meeting realizes this agreement.

Kanagawa Prefecture has the country’s fastest growing older population. It has also taken the lead in many technological and social innovations to support older people. From this year, WKC and Kanagawa Prefecture agreed to conduct the UHC Leadership capacity building programme.

The new programme, “Policy Discussion Meeting on UHC and Population Ageing: Leading Health Reforms in the 21st Century Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Ageing and Health Systems in ASEAN countries” will hold technical delegations among ASEAN countries. The technical focus of the discussions will be on mainly UHC and rapid ageing in the Asian region.

New WHO Kobe-Kanagawa Collaboration on UHC Leadership Programme

Date and time: 17-18 July 2017
Venue: Hotel Mielparque Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Day 1: UHC governance and sustainability, Lunch Seminar "Technological Innovation", Keynote Speech “Me-Byo Concept and Health Care New Flonteir, Session II: Innovation for Health and Care Services for Ageing Populations, Session III: Summary and closing

Day 2:Site visit to integrated health service facilities in Kanagawa Prefecture