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HIA Network Asia Pacific

Enhancing health and equity outcomes from development in Asia and the Pacific.


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The HIA Network Asia Pacific is jointly administered by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Impact Assessment at Curtin University and the Asian Development Bank. Current members are drawn from a range of academic, government and private organisations who were instrumental in this work.

The HIA Network Asia Pacific aims to enhance health and equity outcomes from development in Asia and the Pacific by:

  • Promoting HIA education and practice
  • Providing HIA resources such as guidelines, tools and completed HIAs
  • Facilitating sharing of knowledge and experience of HIA between members
  • Providing a focus for building capacity in HIA
  • Promoting and providing opportunities for HIA research
  • Creating a community of HIA professionals in the region

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Recent HIA Network Asia Pacific activities

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The network’s aim is to provide knowledge and build capacity to assess and manage the health and well-being impacts on communities associated with the establishment of new development proposals.

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Training of Trainers

In collaboration with ADB, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (WHO EHIA) facilitated a 5-day Training of Trainers workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in September, 2017. The workshop was to train participants to deliver the HIA Certificate Course. Attendees included staff from universities and government agencies in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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HIA Certificate Course Development

Staff from the WHO EHIA Centre developed teaching materials for a 5 day HIA Certificate Course. The course included a full set of lectures, tutorials and resource materials and was based on the curriculum developed during the Bangkok workshop. These materials have been translated into other languages for delivery across the Mekong region.

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