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Healthy Women Healthy Economies Experts Group

In August 2015, an Experts Group came together in Manila to form the "Healthy Women, Healthy Economies" 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. The Policy Toolkit represents a menu of options that economies may pursue in part or as a whole on key issues on which they want to focus within the “Healthy Women, Healthy Economies” objective.

The experts group was co-chaired by the Philippines (Department of Health, Philippine Commission on Women, and Department of Labor & Employment) and Merck.

  • Philippines, Co-Chair - Department of Health, Philippine Commission on Women, and Department of Labor and Employment
  • Merck, Co-Chair
  • United States, Project Overseer - Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, Department of Labor, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD)
  • Australia - Department of Health
  • BSR HERProject
  • C&H Garments
  • Canada - Embassy of Canada in the Philippines
  • Chile - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Indonesia - Ministry of Health, Ministry of Manpower
  • International Labour Organization
  • Jabil
  • Jhpiego
  • Malaysia - Ministry of Women, Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya State Health Department
  • Mexico - Secretariat of Health
  • Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Australia
  • New Zealand - Health Quality and Safety Commission
  • Papua New Guinea - Ministry of Trade and Commerce
  • People’s Republic of China - National Health and Family Planning Commission
  • Peru - Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Russian Federation - Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of the Philippines
  • Thailand - Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security
  • U.S. National Cancer Institute, Center for Global Health
  • Viet Nam - Ministry of Labour
  • Women Doctors Association
  • World Bank