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Global Health for the Community – Learning & Practice

Date: 17 Sep 2022, Saturday | Time: 1020 - 1325 | Track Type: Main Conference Workshop | Format: Face-to-face | Venue: Seminar Room L2-S3 & L2-S4, Academia

Speakers: Dr Wong Wei Teen, Dr Charmaine Kwan Shuyi, Dr Rachel Lim Li CuiDr Joanne Quah Hui Min, Ms Jeannie Choong & Ms Jinna Chin Miew Mei


Global health understanding is considered nascent in family medicine practice in Singapore. This programme highlights a global health initiative as a learning journey to grow primary care healthcare workers towards addressing health equity and embracing the bio-psychosocial model of healthcare in socially- and geographically- constrained regions, through learning and practice.

This programme will be conducted in the format of both a panel and workshop with hands-on segments for learners with an interest in global health, and with a passion to understand the design of a practical skills-cum-application global health project in a resource-constrained setting, which focuses on community empowerment through needs analysis and training of community representatives.

In this session, participants will hear first-hand accounts from the SingHealth Family Medicine Global Health Initiative team, and learn about its journey from conceptualisation to implementation through adaptation. There will also be a discussion on challenges in a pandemic frame.

Learning Outcome(s):

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learn the basic considerations and skills of planning for a global health initiative
  • Understand the design and experience of a global health programme implemented in practice
  • Have an understanding of a community-based health programme and its implementation through needs analysis and training 
  • Discuss the challenges in execution in a pandemic frame


Target Audience:

Learners and educators with an interest in global health education and service in resource-constrained environment, and exploratory in supporting development of community-based health programmes.


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