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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 on important global health issues such as universal health coverage, health security and health equity.


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

WHO Asia Pacific Observatory (APO) Research Consortium

SDGHI is a member of the consortium of research institutes/ centres led by Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health that was selected by the World Health Organisation as an APO research consortium beginning in 2020. The consortium consists of the following institutions:


Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS

SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute

BangladeshThe BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health
ChinaGlobal Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
Hong KongSchool of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
PhilippinesUniversity of the Philippines
ThailandThailand Research Center for Health Services System, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

Through this consortium, SDGHI will connect with regional policy makers, research institutions, civil society and international organisations to research and address important health and health policy challenges in Asia.