World Health Day: Towards a Fairer and Healthier Tropics

 

The Future Belongs to the Tropics

 

The Tropics – home to 40% of the world’s population – has long carried a heavier health burden than the rest of the world. Not only is the climate more favourable to parasitic and vector-borne diseases, but perhaps more importantly, the greater rates of poverty and inequality are associated with poorer nutrition, lower levels of education, poorer access to medical care, and poor sanitation and water facilities.

How can we make healthcare fairer and better in the Tropics?

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FROM 15:00 – 17.00 (GMT+8)

Highlights:

 

  • KEYNOTE: VACCINE EQUITY IS IN OUR HANDS 

Dr Peter Singer – Special Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organisation

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: A FAIRER AND HEALTHIER TROPICS

Panellists:

Ms. Ann Penny – Project Manager, State of the Tropics, James Cook University, Australia

Prof. Vivian Lin – Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Public Health Practice, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong

Prof. Aminata Sall Diallo  – Executive Director, Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) Executive Board

Prof. Datuk Dr Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud – Secretary-General, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia

Moderator:

Dr Swee Kheng Khor – Independent Health Policies Specialist