Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health

About the forum

Established in 2015 with support from WHO, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health is a platform for parliamentarians to exchange ideas, build political will, strengthen capacities, and foster collaboration towards sustainable action for health.

The Forum embodies WHO's support to Member States in achieving health under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through a whole-of-government approach by enhancing the rule of law in health governance and expanding the role of law in the development, implementation, and monitoring of health policy.

WHO recognizes the essential role of parliamentarians in health by enacting legislation, approving budgets and mobilizing resources, providing oversight to ensure government accountability and transparency, ensuring national implementation of global commitments, and fostering the participation of constituencies.

About the forum

Established in 2015 with support from WHO, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health is a platform for parliamentarians to exchange ideas, build political will, strengthen capacities, and foster collaboration towards sustainable action for health.

The Forum embodies WHO's support to Member States in achieving health under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through a whole-of-government approach by enhancing the rule of law in health governance and expanding the role of law in the development, implementation, and monitoring of health policy.

WHO recognizes the essential role of parliamentarians in health by enacting legislation, approving budgets and mobilizing resources, providing oversight to ensure government accountability and transparency, ensuring national implementation of global commitments, and fostering the participation of constituencies.

About the forum

Established in 2015 with support from WHO, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health is a platform for parliamentarians to exchange ideas, build political will, strengthen capacities, and foster collaboration towards sustainable action for health.

The Forum embodies WHO's support to Member States in achieving health under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through a whole-of-government approach by enhancing the rule of law in health governance and expanding the role of law in the development, implementation, and monitoring of health policy.

WHO recognizes the essential role of parliamentarians in health by enacting legislation, approving budgets and mobilizing resources, providing oversight to ensure government accountability and transparency, ensuring national implementation of global commitments, and fostering the participation of constituencies.


What's new

  • The Third Meeting of the Forum will be chaired by the Japan Parliamentarian League for the World Health Organization at the National Diet in Tokyo on 24 to 25 August. The meeting will build on the progress of participating countries towards achieving the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals and focus on accelerating action for priority issues, including noncommunicable diseases and health ageing.


Contact us

Health Law and Ethics Unit
Health Systems Division
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific Region
P.O. Box 2932 1000 Manila Philippines
wprohle@who.int


Participating countries

The Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health is open to the 30 countries comprising the WHO Western Pacific Region and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Participating countries are represented through their parliamentary health committees or other parliamentary bodies designated to engage with the Forum.