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? Join our panel discussion as we seek to address the health challenges in the Tropics.
Moderator: Dr Khor Swee Kheng
Dr Peter Singer – Special Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organisation
Ann Penny – Senior Project Officer, State of the Tropics, James Cook University.
Prof. Vivian Lin – Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Public Health Practice in the 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