Definition of Sector
A Sector is a geographic region which may include one or more countries, or part of a country.
Sectors of APHN
In 2001, APHN started with 14 Founding Sectors: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Founding Sectors will be permanent sectors of the association.
On the 15th October 2015, a resolution was passed by the 15th APHN Council to accept Mongolia as the 15th Sector of the APHN. This was a new milestone for us as Mongolia was the first Sector to join the APHN since 2001.
In 2019, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka joined APHN as Sectors, bringing our total number of Sectors to 18.
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
More Sectors will be invited to join the APHN in the future as hospice palliative care services are established in other Asia Pacific regions.