Colloquium on public health and sanitation organised by forum Macau brings together experts from Portuguese-speaking countries

19 June 2014

Over 30 officials and experts from the public services of Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and China are taking part in the “Colloquium on Sanitation and Public Health for Portuguese-speaking Countries,” organised by the Forum Macau Training Centre.

Hosted by the University of Macau at its Hengqin campus, the colloquium, which will run until 1 July in Macau and Chengdu, in Sichuan province, is intended to boost cooperation between Portuguese-speaking countries and China through training offered by Forum Macau and opening up the way to greater dialogue through Macau.

The participants will attend talks on matters related to the “Role of Macau as a Hub between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries,” “Study of the Quality of Herbs Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine,” “System to Ensure Food Safety in Macau,” “System of Administration of Chinese Medicines in Macau,” “Guarantee of Safety in the Use of Medicines,” and “Macau’s Experience in Primary Healthcare.”

Officials from the Portuguese-speaking countries taking part in the colloquium will also meet with members of the Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre, Health Centres, the Institute for Civic and Municipal Affairs, the Centre for Disease and Hygiene Control, Kiang Wu Hospital, the Food Hygiene and Inspection Division and the Public Health Laboratory and later, in Chengdu, will visit other bodies linked to sanitation and public health.

In Chengdu the colloquium’s participants will take part in “Macau Week.”

As well as diplomats from Portuguese-speaking countries officials attended the colloquium from the Department for Economic Affairs Central Government Liaison Office in Macau, the secretary-general of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macau, Chang Hexi and other members of the Permanent Secretariat. (macauhub/MO/CN/AO/BR/CV/GW/MZ/PT/TL)