CAREC Country Consultation on Health Sector

Around 100 participants from CAREC countries’ health authorities, along with representatives from development partners joined the first virtual regional workshop on “Promoting Regional Health Cooperation under CAREC 2030.”

Participants discussed a draft health sector scoping study and provided guidance and directions for CAREC regional cooperation going forward in strengthening regional health security and addressing health risks such as COVID-19.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (CWRC) Director Safdar Parvez delivered opening remarks, and ADB Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) Social Sector Division (CWSS) Director Rie Hiraoka provided closing remarks; both highlighted the important role of CAREC in facilitating regional health cooperation.