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Health literacy in Asia

Happy New Year and all the best for 2017, where I hope everyone will prosper.

Let me start by sharing some good news. The comprehensive work of measuring health literacy with the HLS-EU-Q in six Asian countries has been conducted by great colleagues in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Vietnam. It has been a pleasure being part of the long journey and I congratulate all on the achievement. The article is now available in the Journal of Epidemiology. You can download it here: Measuring health literacy in Asia: Validation of the HLS-EU-Q47 survey tool in six Asian countries.

The health literacy community in Asia is steadily growing with the support of the Asian Health Literacy Association (AHLA) lead by Prof. Peter Chang from Taipei Medical University. I have enjoyed being on the advisory board of the Asian Health Literacy Association since its launch. You can explore more about their activities on the association's homepage:

Save the dates for the next health literacy conference in Asia which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference is organized by the Asian Health Literacy Association in collaboration with University of Malaya. The conference dates are 12-14 November 2017.

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