The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation was established by the royal permission of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In accordance with the proposal of Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, in commemoration of the Centenary Birthday Anniversary of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla on January 1st , 1992. The Foundation was established in honour of His Royal Highness and in recognition of his exemplary contribution as “The Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health of Thailand”.
The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) is an annual international conference focusing on policy-related health issues. The PMAC 2020 is co-hosted by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Mahidol University, the World Health Organization, The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children’s Fund, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, United States Agency for International Development, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency, China Medical Board, The Rockefeller Foundation, Chatham House, with support from other key related partners.
Afterwards in 2015, the world united around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, pledging that no one will be left behind and that every human being will have the opportunity to fulfil their potential in dignity and equality.
UHC needs to be seen within the context of megatrends, including other issues beyond the health sector, which shape global health. Societies are facing the changing nature of the challenges that impact on health systems. The Conference will be held in Bangkok, from 28th January – 2nd February 2020 at Centara Grand Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld . The theme of the conference is “Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage”. For further information: pmac2020.com
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