Clare Farrand and Joseph Alvin Santos represented the WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction at the George Institute at the Second Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific, held from 28-29 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines.
The objectives of the meeting were: to promote, report and share successful progress of the Collaborating Centres (CCs) since the first forum in 2014; to propose innovative collaboration mechanisms to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and; to discuss how to improve alignment of CCs support activities with the needs and priorities of Member States.
It was well-represented by different CCs from China, Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Mongolia. The meeting consisted of plenary and parallel sessions focused on identifying activities and priorities of the different CCs, opportunities and challenges for networking and partnerships with the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) and other CCs, and aligning work to the needs of the Member States.
Poster presentation sessions were also held during lunch breaks. Clare Farrand presented the poster providing an overview of the work of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction.
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