Quang Ninh to host int’l conference on sexual health hinh anh 1Logo of the event (Photo: ccihp.org)

Hanoi (VNA) – The ninth Asia Pacific conference on reproductive and sexual health and rights (APCRSHP) will be held from November 27-30 in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

The Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA) announced the information at a press conference on June 2 in Hanoi, adding that it is the first time Vietnam host the biggest forum on reproductive and sexual health in the Asia – Pacific region.

Young people will gather in the first day of the conference themed “Leave no one behind! Justice in sexual and reproductive health”.

The days after, representatives will discuss issues, such as overcoming social, cultural and regional barriers; towards an economic order, strengthening the justice system, making good quality education and advancing justice and equality in sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

The event is expected to welcome 1,500 representatives from over 40 countries and organisations, of whom some 200 researchers will be speakers.

The conference will be the biggest sexual and reproductive health and rights dialogue to be viewed at different angles like culture, religious policy, healthcare system and education, said Dr. Le Vu Anh, President of VPHA.

He added that as a host, Vietnam will introduce five typical solution models for sexual and reproductive health at the event.

The conference will offer an opportunity for Vietnam’s health sector to introduce its achievement and exchange experience with other countries in region and the world, according to a representative of the country’s health ministry.

Initiated by civil society organisations in 2001, the biennial APCRSHP has been held in the Philippines (twice), Thailand, India, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Myanmar. -VNA