Urban Information Center of Kobe
(AUICK) is an international
organization, based in
Japan. AUICK was established in 1989
with the support of the United
Population Fund (UNFPA)
City Government. Its aim
is to build extensive information and human networks
cities in Asia, as a means to assist in the resolution of population
urbanization-related issues. This is carried out
through projects to train city officials,
provide techncial support and disseminate web-based and
published information. From 2013, AUICK also works with the World
Organization (WHO) Centre for
AUICK / WHO Kobe Centre Urban HEART Workshop
- Safe Water and Sanitation
AUICK and the WHO
Centre for Health Development (Kobe) held the 2014 Urban HEART Workshop
on Safe Water and Sanitation, from 27 to 31 January.
At the meeting, officials in charge of water and
sanitation services in six cities in Asia learned strategies
increase service provision to poorer populations.
After sharing information on challenges in their cities,
participants were trained by AUICK and WHO Kobe Centre to make
and implement Action Plans based on the lessons of the Workshop. The
Plans will be monitored by AUICK over the coming
Cities represented at the meeting were Chittagong (Bangladesh), Phnom
Penh (Cambodia), Surabaya (Indonesia), Olongapo (Philippines), Khon
Kaen (Thailand) and Danang (Vietnam).
Technical Support Project dispatches nurses and midwives to Danang,
Vietnam, supported by the Japan International Cooperation
Agency (JICA). The Project has established a training
system at a newly
constructed 600-bed maternal and child
health care hospital.
In February, May, and October 2013, a delegation of nurses and midwives
Kobe City visited the hospital in Danang
to conduct training
for health workers, who will periodically visit facilities in
of the ongoing project.
Previously, the AUICK Technical Support
Project sent teams
of firefighters to Surabaya, Indonesia in 2009, to
improve emergency rescue service coordination
2013 AUICK / WHO Kobe
Centre Urban HEART Workshop
Maternal and Child
Health Care and Natural Disasters
Kobe, Japan (March, 2013)
AUICK and the WHO
Organization (WHO) Centre for Health Development (Kobe) jointly held
the 2013 Urban HEART Workshop on the theme of Maternal and Child Health
Care and Natural Disasters from 11-15 March.
At the Meeting, senior
health department officials of the
AUICK Associate Cities (AACs) learned on strategies and programs to
improve health conditions for mothers and children, as well as the
provision of services in times of natural disaster.
WHO Kobe Centre officials trained participants on the Urban HEART
strategy to utilize data for the formulation of plans to address
inequities in service provision.
At the culmination of the meeting, participants made Action Plans based
on lessens learned at the Workshop, as projects to
their cities. These included training care workers and birth
attendants, upgrading maternity facilities and providing reproductive
health education to youths.
Cities represented at the Workshop were Chittagong (Bangladesh), Weihai
Surabaya (Indonesia), Kuantan (Malaysia), Olongapo (Philippines) and
Successful Action Plans for Adolescent Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS
Bangkok, Thiailand (May, 2012)
UNFPA held the 2012 Good Practice Exchange Meeting in
Bangkok, Thailand on 29-30 May, 2012.
The Meeting was arranged to promote Action Plans implemented in AUICK
Associate Cities (AACs) for improved awareness, education
and care for adolescents and sufferers of HIV/AIDS.*
Participants included senior health department officials
of eight AACs, academic experts, and officials of UNFPA Asia and the
Pacific Regional Office and UNFPA Country Offices.
*AUICK incorporated the Action Plan system into its Workshop Project in
2005 for AAC officials to utilize the lessons learned from training
programs in Kobe. Since 2005, 79 Action Plans have been made under the
system, of which over half are now implemented
programs and policies.
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