Monday, June 15, 2009

French Embassy organizes health seminar

INDONESIA: The French Embassy will hold a regional seminar in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health Ministry about the impact of climate change on health from June 16-18 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta.

The seminar is aimed at raising the awareness of policy makers in Asia of the need for preparing a national health road map that takes into account the effects of climate change.

The seminar will feature speakers from the ASEAN Secretariat, the WHO and France's Institute of Research for Development (IRD). It will convene participants from the National Development Agency, the Forestry Ministry, environment ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Research and Technology Ministry, local administrations, the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat. - JP