In August 2015, an Experts Group came together in Manila to form a Policy Toolkit to support APEC government officials, policymakers, civil society and the private sector seeking to improve female economic participation through better health, cognizant that there is no one size fits all approach.
Development of the Policy Toolkit was informed by a literature review and was co-chaired by the Philippines (Department of Health, Philippine Commission on Women, and Department of Labor & Employment) and Merck.
In August 2016, Healthy Women Healthy Economies brought together governments, businesses, and organizations to take the vision of the initiative to implementation through a two day workshop in Lima, Peru. Find the outcome report of the workshop here.
In May 2017, Healthy Women Healthy Economies held an “APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Workshop: Sharing Implementation Experiences” in Hanoi and brought 46 participants across 12 APEC economies and various private sector partners to share tangible examples of the progress to date of HWHE programs throughout the region.