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SDGHI aims to position itself and Singapore as a regional hub for policy engagement and thought leadership. It strives to develop health policy excellence and generate awareness on important global health issues such as universal health coverage, health security and health equity.

This is achieved through the conduct of roundtable and focus group discussions; research publications; outreach activities such as webinars and seminars; and collaboration with partners such as the Duke-NUS Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), drawing on its unique strength in regulatory excellence for health products.


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

Key Programmes

Patient Engagement in Regional Health Systems

SDGHI collaborates with CoRE in its Coalition to Accelerate Patient Engagement in Asia-Pacific (CAPE) initiative, a multi-stakeholder hub for advancing systematic inclusion of patient perspectives in access to healthcare and essential health products. Through CAPE, SDGHI aims to raise awareness on the importance of meaningful inclusion of the patient perspective and support implementation of best practices through training and educational seminars.

Access to Health – Hypertension in Urban Viet Nam

SDGHI partners the Hanoi University of Public Health and the Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Viet Nam in a research to study the access to antihypertensive treatment in urban Viet Nam in the context of wider health system issues, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access to Health – Outbreak Vaccine Access

In collaboration with Duke-NUS's Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Programme and CoRE, as well as external partners and experts, SDGHI aims to promote thought leadership and awareness of issues that impact the access of vaccines and therapeutics in the fight against pandemics and outbreaks.

SDGHI Perspectives

SDGHI Perspectives is an online platform for writers in the global health community. It is a collection of contributed essays from authors around the world, showcasing their distinctive viewpoints on pertinent global health topics of our time.