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2021

​28 May

Global Health Seminar Series

Innovations in big data and real-time monitoring for the COVID-19 response - Lessons from Indonesia

Dr Paul Pronyk, Deputy Director (Global Programmes & Research), SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

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​27 Apr

​Global Health Seminar Series

Caring for Persons with Dementia

Angelique Chan, Executive Director, Centre for Ageing Research and Education, and A/Prof, Health Systems & Services Research, Duke-NUS Medical School, and A/Prof, Department of Sociology, NUS

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​26 Mar

​Global Health Seminar Series

The pandemic through the lens of data

Taimur Baig, Managing Director and Chief Economist, DBS Bank

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​4 Mar

​Global Health Seminar Series

COVID-19 Vaccination: The Promised Land?

Prof Ooi Eng Eong, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, and Co-director, Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre @SingHealth Duke-NUS (ViREMiCS), and Faculty, SDGHI

A/Prof Low Guek Hong Jenny, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital, and Co-director, Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre @SingHealth Duke-NUS (ViREMiCS)

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​29 Jan

​Global Health Seminar Series

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Implementing a One Health Approach

Dr Benjamin Anderson, Assistant Professor of Science and Global Health, Duke Kunshan University

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2020

​9 Dec

​Beyond Science Webinar Series

Part 2: Operational Challenges and the ground realities of enabling access to essential vaccines in the ASEAN region

Moderator:

Prof Michael Merson, Founding Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute; Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Duke University


Speakers:

Ms Susan Brown, Director of Public Policy Engagement, GAVI


Mr Luc Debruyne, Former CEO, Global Vaccines, GSK and Strategy Advisor to CEO, CEPI


A/Prof Krishna Udayakumar, Founding Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center and Associate Professor, Global Health and Medicine, Duke University


A/Prof Ren Ee Chee, Senior Principal Investigator, Singapore Immunology Network and Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore


Dr Nakorn Premsri, Director, National Vaccine Institute (NVI), Thailand


Dr Erlina Burhan, Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia

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​2 Dec

​Beyond Science Webinar Series

Part 1: Challenges to equitable access: a look at legal and equity considerations related to ensuring access to essential vaccines and therapeutics in low and middle income countries (LMICs)

Moderator:

Ms Amina Mahmood Islam, Deputy Director (Programme Development & Business Administration), SingHealth Duke-NUs Global Health Institute


Speakers:

Dr. Leena Menghaney, Regional Head (South Asia) at the Access Campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières

Dr. Chris Vindurampulle, Senior Associate, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, K&L Gates (Melbourne office)

Professor Mark Findlay, Director, Centre for AI and Data Governance, Singapore Management University

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​27 Nov

​Global Health Seminar Series

Translating Technology for Paediatric Surgical Diseases in LMICs

Asst Prof Amos Loh Hong Pheng, Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatric Surgery, KKH

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​4 Nov

​Health Innovations Webinar Series

Part 3: Applying research innovations in healthcare from the ASEAN region to test for, prevent and treat COVID-19

Moderator:
Prof Gavin Smith, Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School; and Research Core Lead, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute


Speakers:
Prof Wang Linfa, Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School; and Faculty, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute


Prof Dean Ho, Provost’s Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology; Director, The N.1 Institute for Health (N.1)
Director, Institute for Digital Medicine (WisDM); Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore

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​30 Oct

​Global Health Seminar Series

Insights into Paediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (PARDS) through a Regional Research Network

Dr Lee Jan Hau, Senior Consultant, CICU, KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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​28 Oct

​Health Innovations Webinar Series

Part 2: Identifying community based healthcare innovations from the ASEAN region in response to COVID-19

Moderator:
Dr Yasser Bhatti, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London; Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy, Queen Mary University of London; and Director, MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Associate Scholar, Said Business School, University of Oxford


Speakers:
Professor Wong Tien Yin, Professor & Vice Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School; Deputy Group CEO (Research & Education), SingHealth; Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre; and Faculty, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute


Dr Fazilah Allaudin, Senior Deputy Director (Planning Division), Ministry of Health Malaysia


Mr Tuan Doan, Chief Strategy Officer, Bot Ban Hang (Chatbot Vietnam)


Ms Siriphone Sally Sakulku, SRH Programme Coordinator, UNFPA Lao PDR

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​21 Oct

​Health Innovations Webinar Series

Part 1:  Exploring hospital based healthcare innovations from
the ASEAN region to tackle COVID-19

Moderator:
Ms Lee Chen Ee, Group Director, Organisational Transformation, SingHealth


Speakers:
A/Prof Derrick Chan, Research Director, KK Research Centre, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH); Programme Director, Clinician-Innovator Development Programme (CINDP); Vice Chair, Research, Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme; and Deputy Director (Education), SingHealth MedTech Office (MTO)


Mr Lim Sangva, Director, Arrowdot., Co Ltd


A/Prof Ngiam Kee Yuan, Group Chief Technology Officer, NUHS Corporate Office; Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, National University Hospital; Senior Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Thyroid & Endocrine Surgery), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital


Dr Rena Dharmawan, Clinical entrepreneur-in-residence, Centre of Technology & Development (CTeD), Duke-NUS Medical School; and
Associate Consultant, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), Singapore General Hospital (SGH)


Dr Daniel Ting, Consultant, Surgical Retina Department, Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC)

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​20 Oct​Online Conference by the International Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Registry Group (an event supported by SDGHI)
Communicating registry output to improve cardiac arrest outcomes
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​25 Sep

​Global Health Seminar Series

The APPROACH Study (Asian Patient Perspectives Regarding Oncology Awareness, Care and Health)

Prof Eric Finkelstein, Professor, Programme in Health Services & Systems Research and Executive Director, Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School, Faculty, SDGHI


Asst Prof Semra Ozdemir, Assistant Professor, Programme in Health Services & Systems Research and Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School; Affiliate, SDGHI


Asst Prof Chetna Malhotra, Assistant Professor, Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School


Asst Prof Irene Teo, Assistant Professor, Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School

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​28 Aug

​Global Health Seminar Series

UCAN-A (Understand Childhood (Chronic) Ailments Network - Asia) as a tool for advancement of global translational medicine

Prof Salvatore Albani, Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School; Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Translational Immunology Institute (TII); Senior Clinical Scientist, Paediatrics Academic Clinical Programme; and SDGHI Faculty

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​29 Jul

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Health Equity in the ASEAN Region

Part 5: How has COVID-19 impacted Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Programmes in the ASEAN region?

Moderator:
Prof Carolyn Lam, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), Professor of Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Program, and Faculty, SDGHI


Speakers:
Ms Deborah Gildea, Head of Novartis Social Business, Asia


Prof Tan Wei Chieh Jack, Deputy Head of Cardiology and Director of the Coronary Care Unit, National Heart Centre Singapore and Head of Cardiology, Sengkang General Hospital


Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha, Consultant Public Health Physician and Deputy Director, Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Section, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia


Prof Borwornsom Ack Leerapan, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Deputy Director of the Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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​24 Jul

​Global Health Seminar Series

Universal Health Coverage: What does it mean for Singapore and our neighbours?

Dr Orlanda Goh, Senior Resident in Advanced Internal Medicine

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​22 Jul

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Health Equity in the ASEAN Region

Part 4: How has COVID-19 Impacted HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Programme in the ASEAN Region?

Moderator:
Prof Tang Shenglan, Deputy Director, Duke Global Health Institute, and Faculty, SDGHI


Speakers:
Dr Marijke Wijnroks, Chief of Staff, The Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria


Ms Amita Chebbi, Senior Director, Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN)


Dr Esty Febriani, TB Technical Advisor Lembaga Kesehatan Nahdlatul Ulama (LKNU), Lecturer of public health program STIKES Kuningan, West Java, and Member of TB community task force, WHO

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​15 Jul

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Health Equity in the ASEAN Region

Part 3: Applying a Health Inequity Lens to the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutritional Status in the ASEAN Region

Moderator:

Prof Martin Bloem, Inaugural Robert S. Lawrence Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Speakers:

Dr David Dawe, Senior Economist, Regional Office of Asia Pacific, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Prof Emorn Udomkesmalee, Senior Advisor and Former Director of the Institute of Nutrition of the Mahidol University, Thailand & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of International Health, John Hopkins University


Dr Chandavone Phoxay, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Cabinet. Ministry of Health


Mr Axton Salim, Director, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk

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​8 Jul

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Health Equity in the ASEAN Region

Part 2: Analysing the Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal and Child Health in the ASEAN Region

Moderator:

Prof Courtney Davis, Education Core Co-Lead, SDGHI & Staff Physician, KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH)


Speakers:


Mr Björn Andersson, Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bangkok


Ms Mariam Khan, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative, Lao PDR


Dr Paul Pronyk, Chief, Child Survival and Development, UNICEF Indonesia


Dr Katherine Ann V. Reyes, Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Department of Health Policy and Administration, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila


Dr Maria Asuncion Silvestre, President, Kalusugan ng Mag-Ina, Inc (KMI; Translation: Health of Mother and Child), Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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​1 Jul

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Health Equity in the ASEAN Region

Part 1: Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Health Inequities in the ASEAN Region

Moderator:
Prof John Lim, Policy Lead, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI), and Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Duke-NUS


Speakers:
Dr Tran Thi Mai Oanh, Director, Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI), Vietnam


Dr Piya Hanvoravongchai, Program Director, The Equity Initiative, Bangkok, Thailand, and Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University


Dr Swee Kheng Khor, Senior Visiting Fellow, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health, Malaysia


Dr Kumanan Rasanathan, Coordinator, Health Systems, World Health Organization (WHO), Cambodia Office

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​29 Jun

​CoRE Webinar Series (an event supported by SDGHI)

COVID-19's Impact on Patient Engagement in East Asia

Panellists & Facilitators:
Prof John Lim, Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), Duke-NUS and Policy Core Lead, SDGHI


Mr Rajakanth R, Executive Director, Rainbow Across Borders and Principal Consultant, Manifeste 


Mr Nicholas Brooke, Executive Director, Patient Focused Medicines Development and The Synergist


Ms Kristin Schneeman, Director, Programs, FasterCures, A Center of the Milken Institute


Speakers:
Mr Ellil Mathiyan, President, Ostomy Association of Singapore

 
Mr Kenneth Mah, Co-Founder and Vice President, Rare Disorders Society (Singapore)


Ms Fatima "Girlie" Lorenzo, President, Philippine Alliance of Patient Organisations (PAPO)


Mr Ekawat Suwantaroj, Vice President, Thai Hemophilia Patient Club


Ms Peni Utami, Chairman, Indonesia Rare Disease Foundation
(Yayasan MPS dan Penyakit Langka Indonesia)

​26 Jun

​Global Health Seminar Series

Heart Failure in Asia: Urgent Unmet Needs

Prof Carolyn Lam, Senior Consultant, National Heart Centre Singapore and Faculty, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

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​16 Jun

COVID-19: Looking Back and Looking Foward

Part 3: Fast Foward: How to prevent future pandemics?

Moderator:

Prof Wang Linfa, Director, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS and Faculty, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute 


Speakers:
Prof Stuart Blacksell, Senior Research Scientist, Biorisk and Zoonosis group leader, Health & Safety team leader, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand


Dr Mark Stafford Smith, Chief Coordinating Scientist – Adaptation, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra, Australi;a and Chair, Science Committee, Future Earth


Dr Katinka de Balogh, Senior Animal Health and Production Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand

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​9 Jun

COVID-19: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Part 2: Employing a One Health framework to examine emerging infectious diseases in the context of Global Health

Speakers:

Dr Erik Karlsson, Director, National Influenza Center for Cambodia and H5 Reference Laboratory Institut Pasteur, Cambodia

Dr Ian Mendenhall, Faculty, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute and Principal Research Scientist, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS

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​5 Jun

​Webinar

Lessons from the Field: Asian Emergency Medical Response to COVID-19

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​2 Jun

COVID-19: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Part 1: The role of evolutionary and ecological factors in pandemics like COVID-19

Speakers:

Dr James Rudge, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (CDPRG Bangkok Office)

Prof Gavin Smith, Research Core Lead, SDGHI; Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS

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​29 May

Global Health ​Seminar Series

CHIP: The Childhood Infections & Pollution Consortium

Dr Logan Manikam, Founder & Co-Director of The Childhood Infections & Pollution (CHIP) Consortium; NIHR-UCL Advanced Fellow; and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine in PHE Immunisations and Countermeasures Division

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​29 Apr

Webinar Series: The Science and Business of COVID-19

Part 4: A Post-COVID-19 World: What Will Be Our New Normal?

Moderator:

Ms Kristie Lu Stout, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN


Panellists:

Prof David Heymann, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Prof Gabriel Leung, Dean, LKS Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

Prof Michael Merson, Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

Ms Reshmi Khurana, Managing Director and Head, Kroll Southeast Asia

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VIDEO

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​27 Apr

Webinar Series: The Science and Business of COVID-19

Part 3: The Economic Shock of COVID-19: How Can Businesses and Communities Remain Resilient?

Moderator:

Dr Lei Hsien-Hsien, Chief Executive Officer, American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore


Panellists:

Prof Bert Hofman, Professor of Practice, NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Mr Gareth Mcllroy, Managing Director, Korn Ferry

Dr Taimur Baig, Managing Director & Chief Economist, DBS Bank

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​20 Apr

Webinar Series: The Science and Business of COVID-19

Part 2: Preventing and Treating COVID-19: When Will We Get a Vaccine? Are There Any Effective Treatments?

Moderator:

Prof John Lim, Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence, Duke-NUS Medical School


Panellists:

Dr Amgad Gamil, Senior Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs Emerging Markets, Vaccines, Pfizer

Asst Prof Ashley St John, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

Prof Leo Yee Sin, Executive Director, National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Prof Ooi Eng Eong, Professor and Deputy Director, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

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​13 Apr

Webinar Series: The Science and Business of COVID-19

Part 1: A COVID-19 World: What We Know? How Are Governments Responding

Moderator:

Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore


Panellists:

Dr Shawn Vasoo, Clinical Director, National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID)

Dr Kiesha Prem, Visiting Research Fellow, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Ms Caitlin Asjes, Senior Director, Government and Public Affairs, Becton Dickinson

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​17 Mar

Examining COVID-19 through a Multi-Dimensional Lens

Moderator:
Professor Wang Linfa, Director and Professor, Programme in Emerging Infectious Disease, Duke-NUS Medical School and SDGHI Faculty


Speakers & Panellists:
Assistant Professor John Ansah, Assistant Professor, Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School


Professor Wong Tien Yin, Professor & Vice Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School & Deputy Group CEO (Research & Education), SingHealth


Professor John Lim, Policy Core Lead, SDGHI & Executive Director and Executive Director, Centre for Regulatory Excellence, Duke-NUS Medical School


Dr Taimur Baig, Managing Director and Chief Economist, DBS Bank

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6 Mar

Webinar

Technology for Pandemic Preparedness & Response

Mr Chang Liu, Regional Director for ACCESS Health International

Asst Prof Danielle Anderson, Assistant Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

Ms Melissa Teoh, Director of Marketing, MyDoc

A/Prof Alex Cook, Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

​31 Jan

Patient Engagement: Landscape & Key Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

Mr R. Rajakanth, Executive Director, Rainbow Across Borders & Principal Consultant, Manifeste

2019

​9 - 11 DecCEPI Nipah Conference (co-hosted by CEPI and Duke-NUS Medical School; supported by SDGHI)
​29 Nov

MALNUTRITION - A Journey from the early 1980s to Today

Dr Regina Moench-Pfanner, CEO, ibn360

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​5 NovHOW I LIVE - A movie screening
​25 Oct

​Global Health Seminar Series

Treatment & Prognosis of Dengue: A Global Health Challenge

Asst Prof Ashley St John, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

​21 Oct

Global Oncology - Dream or Reality

Dr Daniela Cristina Stefan, Oncology Leader, Clinical Decision Support Regional Business Development, Asia Pacific Roche Diagnostics, APAC

Presentation Slides
​3 Sep

Human Infection Studies - An overview of the regulatory and ethical challenges

Ms Shobana Balasingam, Programme Officer, Human Infection Studies, Vaccines, Wellcome Trust

​26 Aug

Innovative Approaches to Solving Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle Income Countries

Dr Chris Elias, President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

​4 July

The Success of the Hepatitis B Vaccine Project: 34 Years Later

Dr Gabriel Oon, Principal Investigator, Hepatitis B Vaccine (International Agency for Research in Cancer, WHO and Ministry of Trade and Industry)

Presentation Slides
​9 MaySeminar on Techology for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
​3 Apr

Measuring Population Health: 25 years of Global Burden of Disease Study

Prof Christopher J.L. Murray, Director and Co-founder, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Presentation Slides
​4 MarSDGHI Symposium - Beyond Hype to Reality in Promoting Health and Well-being: A Discussion on the Health-Related Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN