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2020 APRU Global Health Program Conference

The Global Health Conference 2020 will be held virtually from October 19 to 21, 2020

The APRU Global Conference is a significant occasion that brings together those dedicated to global health from across the globe. This year, the conference will focus on the theme, Universal Healthcare across the Life Course, and defines it in the global health practice, research, and theory. The theme reflects not only the inter-dependence of the whole society but also health equity throughout the life course within and among countries.

To ensure all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) across the life course is a critical component to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages in.

We invite global health professionals and their partners from all relevant sectors to embrace the agenda on UHC across the life course and further explore how global health contributes to:

  • Ensure health equity throughout the life course, within and among countries
  • Enhance collaboration between the health sector and other social sectors for sustainable health and wellbeing
  • Design and implement effective and fair patient-focused integrated care such as promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services, and palliative care
  • Strengthen health in all policy approaches to reduce the burden of disease, both communicable and non-communicable, and ensure the sustainability of the health system as well as the security system
  • Build effective, accountable and inclusive governance at all levels that ensure population health and well-being

The Conference will be an invaluable opportunity for those working in the field of global health to share and exchange knowledge and build networks. We look forward to welcoming global health experts and scholars around the globe to attend the conference.

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APRU Global Health Program Report 2020

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Finalists for the APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020 announced

The APRU Global Health Student Case Competition called for students to help address a global health challenge – Improving elderly care in the Asia-Pacific using critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. A total of 45 teams from 22 universities in 12 economies (Australia, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and the US) sent in their entries to showcase creative …

Call for Submissions: 2020 APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest

The APRU Global Health Conference 2020 is now calling for student poster submissions. The top 3 finalists will be selected for each of the undergraduate and graduate categories and released on October 1st. A prize of USD 500 will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category). A formal announcement will take …

Distance Education Courses

The innovative distance education courses for graduate students were developed by Professors Mellissa Withers, APRU Global Health Program Director, and Shubha Kumar, Director of the USC Online MPH Program. First offered in 2015, the courses extend global health theory to real-world practice from an international, inter-disciplinary perspective.

To date, hundreds of students of public health, biomedical engineering, law, medicine, philosophy, anthropology and several other disciplines from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippine, and the U.S. have participated. 

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