The APRU Global Health Program aims to leverage the global health education and research of Asia-Pacific universities to address global health issues through interaction with public policy and media. Learn more »
The conference provided the opportunity for speakers to present their research on key themes including global health security, COVID-19, the lifecourse perspective, migration, women’s health, and aging. Featured speakers include Margaret Chan, Emeritus Director-General of WHO, Minghui Ren, Assistant Director-General, WHO, and Alejandro Gaviria, President of Universidad de los Andes and Former Minister of Health and Social Protection, Colombia.
We had 2,470 participants over the three days plus approx. 1,000 people in China joining via livestream. This included:
- Participants from 53 economies
- 39 of 56 APRU members engaged, including most of the new members
- 315 external universities/orgs
- 33 Speakers and moderators
The conference program can be found at: APRU Global Health Conference 2020 – APRU
The recordings are available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCkIJyGcW6I&list=PL72szUuwsFYdi7vaS7JmQTcgNEmk-JrPG
Info on our student poster contest is here: https://apru.org/event-page/apru-global-health-conference-2020/global-health-student-poster-contest/
APRU Global Health Program Report 2020-2021
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APRU Global Health is doing something new this year. We will be organizing a series of smaller, focused activities in lieu of our annual conference. Stay tuned for more updates.
The APRU 2021 Global Health Conference will be held virtually on November 16-18, 2021. The conference theme is GLOBAL URBAN HEALTH and will be hosted by The University of Hong Kong. Stay tuned for more details.
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) registered for the competition. Teams were asked to create innovative proposals to address elderly care. The winners were selected through a voting process that included input from all …
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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