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April 10-12, HPA held a luncheon in the context of the 2018 Geneva Health Forum. More than 80 local and international experts were invited to deliver speeches on the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases (NCD) and current developments in Asia, Europe, and America. They also engaged in discussions from an academic and medical practice standpoint. In addition, two bilateral conferences were organized to state Taiwan’s intention and determination to participate in the NCD Alliance and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and relevant international conferences and discuss directions for future cooperation.
April 24, HPA organized a workshop on “College & University Faculty Active Aging Networks. ” The goal lies in the establishment of cooperation platforms and forming of partnerships in collaboration with faculty members of gerontology and geriatrics departments at colleges and universities and professionals in relevant institutions and organizations. This will facilitate the development of think tanks and resources in the field of active aging and age-friendliness issues.
August 13,17, The “APEC Third Senior Officials Meeting, SOM3” were convened in Papua New Guinea. The Executive Committee of the Life Science Innovation Forum held an event titled “APEC Roadmap on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control” on August 13. HPA Deputy Director-General Chen Jun-chiu was invited to give a speech on the health and life hazards posed by cervical cancer for women in Taiwan and the process and challenges of HPV vaccination policy formation from the perspective of epidemiology in Session 4: Building a Resilient Prevention and Immunization Eco-system. In addition, HPA, EJ Waramin, a manager from Papua New Guinea, and Charles Harvey, Regional Director Vaccine Public Policy Asia Pacific, MSD, shared policies and practical experiences in the implementation of HPV vaccination programs.
August 21, Promulgation of amendments to the “Regulations for Inquiring Kinship Information of Concern to the Children Born Through Assisted Reproduction, ” effective as of August 21st, 2018
August 23, HPA organized a press conference on “Climate Smart Hospitals” in Taiwan Adventist Hospital. Representatives of the Environmental Protection Administration of the Executive Yuan and three healthy hospitals were invited to share concrete achievements in the field of energy conservation and carbon reduction including low-carbon diets, power savings, and water savings in the transition process from a major energy consumer to a climate smart hospital. HPA also arranged on-site demonstrations and presented results in the promotion of climate smart hospitals in three stages. In the future, it is planned to provide guidance for hospitals in the transformation into an environmental education center in close cooperation with the EPA.
December 29, Legislative Yuan completed first reading of the “Revised Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act” which was sent to the Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee for review.
December 28, In order to enhance the efficacy of published data, 2015 cancer incidence data was published. Statistical analysis indicated that a further 105,156 individuals had contracted cancer, which meant that someone found they have cancer an average of every five minutes in Taiwan. Colorectal cancer remained the most frequent type of cancer for the 10th year in a row, though there was negative growth in the absolute number of people for the first time, making it the fastest falling type of cancer both in terms of absolute numbers and rate of occurrence. These figures were an indication that screenings for colorectal cancer was gradually having an impact and this was used to underscore emphasize to the public the importance of cancer screening.
December 24, The “2017 Smoke Free Home Coloring Competition” was aimed at preschool students and received 27,874 submissions. A ceremony was held where the top 44 works receive awards, with the award-winning pieces exhibited at fixed locations, included as part of a touring exhibition with the interactive experience vehicle and calendars produced, to enhance the impact of the message.
December 21, The 3,581st Cabinet meeting of the Executive Yuan reviewed and adopted the “Revised Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act.” The revised law introduced more stringent management of E-cigarettes, banned flavored cigarettes, expanded the use of pictorial warnings, expanded the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces, increased fines for repeat offenders, banned name sponsorship by tobacco firms, added legal and medical support and banned authorized advertising copying goods used for smoking.
December 13-31, Introduction of first “thirdhand smoke” tobacco hazard education interactive experience vehicle. This invited visitors to play the interactive game “Tobacco hazard detective and the chamber of the thirdhand smoke incident” in which players had to find the remnants of thirdhand smoke. This activity made tobacco control education part of daily life and taught the public about the danger to health posed by third-hand smoke. In conjunction with schools at all levels, business districts, seniors/communities a total of 12 interactive and promotional activities were held with nearly 10,000 participants.