2021 Global Health and Welfare Forum in Taiwan

25. August 2021

The Health Promotion Administration of Taiwan would like to cordially invite you and your colleagues to attend the Global Health and Welfare Forum in Taiwan on October 31st – November 1st, 2021. The forum is an annual event, organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Health Promotion Administration, which convenes leaders from the worlds of research, policy, and practice to share ideas and experiences that address the greatest health and social welfare challenges that beset our world.

As the global COVID-19 pandemic extends into its second year, many around the world are still coping with the threats of the pandemic. Yet there have been numerous efforts and preparation underway to build back a more resilient and better society. To emphasize the significance of social and welfare issues, the Global Health Forum in Taiwan has been renamed to the Global Health and Welfare Forum in Taiwan, building upon the theme of “Sustainable Society” and exploring the dimensions that constitute a sustainable society, focusing not only the health and well-being of individuals but also the society as a whole, with emphasis on the policies, governance and actions required to achieve this goal.

The Forum of 2021 will feature short and long-term pandemic impacts on health services, and society and sustainable development; along with enriching and engaging discussion on a wide variety topics such as precision pandemic control, precision health, holistic care, health and social care workforce, healthy aging and sustainability, mental health, child exploitation, climate change and children’s health, universal health coverage and reform, poverty, and the impacts of the pandemic on social welfare.

This year’s event will be held in a hybrid format, featuring in-person (Taiwan only) and virtual participation across the world. Registration is free and open to anyone interested. For information about the forum, program and registration, please visit: https://www.ghwftw.org/home