Mongolia focuses on multisectoral participation in comprehensive health care services for the elderlySociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The national conference "Ensuring multisectoral participation in comprehensive health care services for the elderly" is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Health, the National Gerontology Center, and the World Health Organization on 16-18 November 2022.
More than 120 representatives comprised of professionals, directors, geriatric doctors, health workers in charge of geriatric care and services from interdisciplinary sectors including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, the General Agency for Labor Welfare Services, the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, the Center for Health Development, the National Center for Public Health, the National Center for Mental Health, Asian Development Bank in Mongolia, general hospitals and health departments in 21 provinces, health centers in 9 districts of Ulaanbaatar city, primary health care workers in soum, village and family health centers and non-governmental organizations are participating in this national conference.
Dr G. Navchaa, Head of the Department of Primary and Referral Support of MoH, Mr R. Khishigjargal, General Director of the National Gerontology Center, and Dr P. Anuzaya, WR/OiC of WHO Mongolia opened the conference and emphasized the importance of multisectoral engagement and capacity building of health care workers. Dr. B. Altanzagas, Technical Officer at WHO Mongolia, introduced the Regional Action Plan on Health Ageing in the Western Pacific, which aligns with the “Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020–2030” declared by the World Health Assembly in 2020.
Various activities are included in the 3-day conference, for example, discussion on improved quality and access to health care services provided to the elderly, training on the management of prevalent diseases among the elderly, multisectoral participation in public health and health care services for the elderly, implementation of the comprehensive plan, exchanging experience and learning from the best practice in health care services for the elderly, and developing joint recommendations with health leaders and health care workers on the policy document for the elderly in Mongolia.