Health Ministers and representatives from 20 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries attended the 9th APEC High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy (9th APEC HLM) in Puerto Varas, Chile from August 20-21.
Brunei Darussalam delegation was led by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar. Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin as well as senior officials at the MoH were also in the team.
Theme for the 9th APEC HLM was Healthy Economies in an Ageing World. Issues discussed include addressing actions in the aspects of economy, suitability and health support system, APEC actions in enabling investment and financial sustainability, digital support, regional solution in meeting the needs of senior citizens, actions in improving welfare and illness managements among senior citizens, collaboration on dementia and role of APEC in the Global Ageing Agenda.