Countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion recognize how a health impact assessment framework can help ensure that both businesses and communities benefit from economic zone development.
Health Cooperation and Human Resource Development
Countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion aim for Sustainable Development Goals for health. Yet, the subregion still experiences high incidence of communicable diseases and drug-resistant microorganisms. GMS countries also suffer from inefficient health systems due to lack of synergies, economies of scale, and scope; and there are few common solutions to common health problems.
The Working Group on Health Cooperation seeks to address collective action problems of regional health investments and limited resources for health that tend to prioritize national investments.
After more than 20 years, the Working Group on Human Resource Development is being restructured to focus on health, given the strategic importance of regional cooperation in this area.
Human resource development, however, continues to be an important sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion. At an extraordinary meeting of the Working Group on Human Resource Development in Bangkok on 4 July 2017, participants agreed on the following key points:
- Adjust the working group’s focus and approach given the new strategic directions for cooperation.
- Consider continued support for analytical work and related initiatives in education at the country level, if there is a clear demand for these.
- Cooperation in labor and migration could be best led by other development partners with the relevant expertise and resources.
- Mainstream social development as a crosscutting theme.
- Establishing a new Working Group on Health Cooperation would be the subject of further consultations among GMS countries.
• HIV Prevention and the Infrastructure Sector in the GMS
• Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management
• Working Group on Human Resource Development
• Summary of Proceedings for Working Group on Human Resource Development
This health impact assessment framework serves as a guide to manage health risks and impacts in economic zones of the Greater Mekong Region and address transboundary issues associated with human migration.
Climate change poses threats to public health in the Greater Mekong Subregion, which is already experiencing hotter weather, longer dry seasons, and changing rainfall patterns.
This document provides the highlights of the discussions at the first meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Health Cooperation (WGHC-1) at Luang Prabang, in the Lao People's Democratic Republic on13-14 December 2017.
Countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion are close to full employment. However, workers in vulnerable jobs are alarmingly high
Scientists are urgently calling for alternative treatments to a malaria “superbug” that now affects four countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
More than 50 participants from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Planning, and Ministry of Finance of the six GMS countries met on 5 July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the proposed GMS Strategy on Health Cooperation and the proposed GMS Working Group on Health Cooperation.
An extraordinary meeting of the GMS Working Group on Human Resource Development was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 4 July 2017.