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About the Summit

The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global gathering on health literacy.

The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global 
gathering on health literacy. Organized by the International Health Literacy 
Association and hosted by the E-DA Healthcare Group|I-Shou University, the first 
Global Health Literacy Summit will be held in Kaohsiung on 3-5th October 2021. 
The summit will bring together over 500 people from 80 countries to network and 
share ideas on how to advance health literacy. The theme of the Summit is 
‚ÄúHealth¬†Literacy¬†for¬†All‚Ä̬†higlighting¬†its¬†importance¬†for¬†equity¬†and¬†sustainable¬†
development. 
Year 2019
85%
Year 2018
70%
Year 2017
75%

Features of the Summit

Network

With over 500 leaders on the frontline 
of health, the Summit will be a great 
opportunity to network on a global 
and regional level. 

Powerful Speakers

The Summit will feature leaders 
from civil society, the government, 
the corporate 
sector, academia, clinical practice

Great Content

The Summit agenda has been developed
 in consultation with health literacy 
champions all over the world to explore relevant issues
The theme of the Summit, Health Literacy for All shows the commitment by the 
global stakeholders in responding to new challenges of inequalities and inequity. It 
is imperative to think beyond the individual personal state of well-being, but also 
the relationship health literacy holds on an organizational level. Health should be 
regarded¬†as¬†an¬†objective¬†of¬†economic¬†development.¬†‚ÄúHealth¬†Literacy¬†for¬†All‚Ä̬†is¬†a¬†
holistic concept calling for efforts beyond medicine and public health, encouraging 
all sectors to be involved to enhance a fresh view of viewing health. Health 
literacy is a public health challenge we cannot neglect. We must act as health 
literacy champions to advance health for all. 

Plenary program of the Global Health Literacy Summit

Health Literacy and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a 
better¬†and¬†more¬†sustainable¬†future¬†for¬†all‚Ä̬†by¬†representatives¬†from¬†academia,¬†
intergovernmental organizations, civil societies, and NGOs. 

Global and National Policies for Health Literacy

Global and National policies provide the guidelines for action, and are built on 
evidence and reason. Health decisions are interactions between the capacities of 
individual,

The Role of Health Literacy During a Pandemic: COVID-19

In the unfortunate recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the public eye shifted from emerging cases in the Wuhan Province, 
China to a worldwide pandemic.

Digital Health Literacy and the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Digital health literacy is an extension of health literacy, but focuses on the context 
of technology- bringing it into a new dimension. Health technology solutions need 
go beyond building literacy to functional/critical skills.

The Aim of the IHLA Global Health Literacy Summit is to UnitePpeople Around the World Working to Promote Health Literacy

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