Prof. Peter WS CHANG, MD, MOH, ScD (Harvard), FRCP (London)

President, Asian Health Literacy Association

NGUYEN MINH QUAN, PhD

President of 7th AHLA Conference

Director of Thu Duc Hospital, HCMC, Vietnam.

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL ORGANIZING CHAIR AND COCHAIR OF THE 7th AHLA CONFERENCE

It is with great pleasure to greet you, all distinguished guests, invited speakers and participants to the 7th AHLA Conference. Helming the 7th annually held conference in Vietnam, it is indeed a pleasure and an honour for the Thu Duc hospital to host and organize such a prestigious event.

The 7th AHLA Conference will be held from 10th – 12th November 2019. This year’s conference theme is “Health Literacy in Smart Universal Healthcare”. We are expecting a congregation of 250 participants with over 100 coming from around the globe. This conference aims to bring together public health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, academics and students who are interested in the field of health literacy and population health to discuss and explore the national, global and international trends in health literacy today. We believe that through the unions of great minds that are gathered here in the conference, it will serve as a platform to share and learn how to address issues on health literacy.

Over the years, the Asian Health Literacy Association (AHLA) has been working hard to be an organization that helps expand communities’ knowledge on health literacy. Through its’ annually held conferences, new ideas and knowledge is shared between members of various countries.

Let us once again come together to serve in tackling issues on health literacy through sharing of ideas, experiences and educating one another. This will allow us to meet new challenges together and enable us to move forward towards better health for all. May the conference outcome shape better practices in population health through health literacy thus promising better health care in the future.

We thank you for your participation in this conference and are very pleased to have you here in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. We wish all of you an enjoyable and meaningful conference.