The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) is an annual international conference at Thailand, focusing on policy-related health issues of global significance, is hosted by the Thai Ministry of Public Health, the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, Mahidol University and other global partners. It is an international policy forum for stakeholders to discuss and learn from international experience in dealing withimportant global health issues, and use conference outcomes for policy advocacy.
On 10/09/2014 Bureau of Science, Technology and Training, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Health Strategy and Policy Institute held a seminar on providing suggestions for the action plan of the Ministry of Health to implement the Resolution No. 20 -NQ / TW on scientific and technological innovation and Resolution No. 29-NQ / TW on education reform at the Central Guest House at No.8 Chu Van An.
The ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting is senior health forum of Southeast Asia, being alternately held every two years due to countries in the region. In 2014, Vietnam hosted the first ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting, which took place in 4 days from 15 – 19/09/2014 in Hanoi.
In order to provide information about the research Global Burden of Disease, and its importance in the process of making health policy as well as considering the level of resources to meet the current data in calculating the burden of disease in Vietnam and directions for research activities in the future. On 29/07/2014, the Health Strategy and Policy Institute in cooperation with the research team Burden of Disease and Mental Health International Center (General University Melbourne - Australia) organized a workshop "Sharing Information on the Global Burden of Disease and the Needs for Health Policy Making in Vietnam".
Asia HTA Policy Forum is annually organized by Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) and Office of Health Economics, United Kingdom (OHE). The aim of the Forum is to promote an open, in-depth and constructive exchange of views and ideas on health technology assessment (HTA) between policy makers in Asia, to improve the coverage
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is considered as an effective tool to improve the efficiency of health system through providing evidences for policy makers to develop policies. The Vietnam’s Ministry of Health is paying special attention to developing HTA, especially in the situation that Vietnam is on the way to achieve the universal health coverage based on health insurance. As being a multidisciplinary field of policy analysis, HTA requires close and effective coordination between policy makers, academia and other stakeholders. In 2014, Health Strategy and Policy Institute has been assigned by the Health Minister as the focal point for coordinating HTA activities in Vietnam.
On 07/05/2014, with the support of the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health held a conference for the implementation of the national policy for alcohol related harms prevention up to 2020. The Deputy of The Ministry of Health, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long hosted the conference. Representatives of 9/Ministries/ Sectors/ participating in the formulation and implementation of policies, as well as representatives of the People's Committee, Department of Public Security, Department of Commerce, Department of Public Health from 30 provinces / cities, the northern society organizations attended the conference.