2nd Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Health Cooperation (WGHC-2)  

10 to 11 December 2018
Yangon, Myanmar

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group on Health Cooperation will convene its second meeting (WGHC-2) on 10–11 December 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar.


WGHC-2 is expected to review and formally endorse the final draft of the GMS Health Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023. The strategy provides a framework to guide the collective efforts of Mekong countries in tackling health issues affecting the subregion. Regional cooperation under the health cooperation strategy will focus on three priority concerns:

  1. improved GMS health system performance in responding to public health threats;
  2. strengthened protection for vulnerable communities from the health impacts of regional integration; and
  3. enhanced human resource capacity to respond to priority health issues in the GMS.

Formal endorsement of the strategy by the GMS Health Ministers is envisioned in early 2019.

Last Updated: 19 November 2018