The Prince Mahidol Award Conference was first organized in 1998 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Prince Mahidol Award, then again in 2002 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the award. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the award and the 115th Birthday Anniversary of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, President of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage, requested the conference to be organized annually since 2007.

Since 2007, the Prince Mahidol Award Conference has been organized as an annual international conference focusing on policy-related public health issues of global significance. The conference is hosted by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, the Royal Thai Government and other global partners, for example the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Rockefeller Foundation, the China Medical Board (CMB), and other related UN agencies.

The general objective of the annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference is to bring together leading public health leaders and stakeholders from around the world to discuss high priority global health issues, summarize findings and propose concrete solutions and recommendations. It aims at being an international forum that global health institutes, both public and private, can co-own and use for the advocacy and the seeking of international advices on important global health issues. Specific objectives of each year’s conference will be discussed among key stakeholders and co-hosts of the conference.

The conference participants include ministers, senior government officials, intergovernmental organizations, international development partners, global health initiatives, health policy and health systems researchers and advocators, civil society organizations, and high-level stakeholders from developing and developed countries.


Previous Conference

1997 The International Conference Science and Health
2002 Medicine and Public Health in the Post-Genomic Era
2007 Improving Access to Essential Health Technologies: Focusing on Neglected Diseases, Reaching Neglected Populations
2008 Three Decades of Primary Health Care: Reviewing the Past and Defining the Future
2009 Mainstreaming Health into Public Policies
2010 Global Health Information Forum
2011 2nd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health
2012 Moving towards Universal Health Coverage: Health Financing Matters
2013 A World United against Infectious Diseases: Cross-Sectoral Solutions
2014 Transformative Learning for Health Equity
2015 Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity
2016 Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage
2017 Addressing the Health of Vulnerable Populations for an Inclusive Society
2018 Making the World Safe from the Threats ofEmerging Infectious Diseases
2019 The Political Economy of NCDs:A Whole of Society Approach
2020 PMAC 2020 / UHC Forum 2020 Accelerating Progress Towards UHC
2021 COVID-19: Advancing Towards an Equitable and Healthy World
2022 The World We Want: Actions Towards a Sustainable, Fairer and Healthier Society
2023 Setting a New Health Agenda – at the Nexus of Climate Change, Environment and Biodiversity
2024 Geopolitics, Human Security and Health Equity in an Era of Polycrises

Contact Us
Prince Mahidol Award Conference Secretariat

Institute for Population and Social Research
Mahidol University
Salaya, Phutthamonthon,
Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand

Tel: (66) 2441-0202 ext. 627 or 628
Fax: (66) 2441-9333