The information was announced by the Vietnam Public Health Association (VPHA) at a press conference on June 2 in Hanoi.
According to VPHA President Dr. Le Vu Anh, this is the first time Vietnam hosts the biggest forum on reproductive and sexual health in the Asia - Pacific region.
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.
As a host, Vietnam will introduce five typical solution models for sexual and reproductive health at the event, he added.
As planned, a youth conference will be held on November 27 under the theme “Leave no one behind! Justice in sexual and reproductive health”. Between November 28 and 30, 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 more than 40 countries and organisations, of whom some 200 researchers will be speakers.
The conference will provide 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./.