G8 Health Experts’ Meeting
April 10, 2008
- The Second G8 Health Experts’ Meeting was held in Tokyo (at the United
Nations University) on 9-10 April.
- The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jun Yamazaki, Deputy Director-General
for Global Issues of MOFA, with the participation of health experts from
the G8 members. In the outreach session, they were joined by health experts
from Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, World Bank, and World Health Organization(WHO)
- During the meeting, the participants discussed a wide range of health-related topics in preparation for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit.
This meeting was organized as a forum for the G8 members to discuss health-related topics in preparation for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit. It is a follow-up to the special address by Prime Minister Fukuda in Davos in January, as well as the address by Minister for Foreign Affairs Koumura on “Global Health and Japan’s Foreign Policy - From Okinawa to Toyako” in November 2007. The first meeting was held on 14-15 February 2008.