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

View a flyer here and a latest program here to get to know the 14th APRU Global Health Conference.


Preliminary Program(UTC+8)
09:00-09:20Opening Session & Welcome Speeches
09:20-09:50Keynote Speaker

Dr Margaret Chan, Inaugural Dean of Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University and Emeritus Director General of World Health Organization
09:50-10:45Plenary Session: Universal Health Coverage

Plenary Talk

Dr Minghui Ren, Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage/ Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization

Plenary Panel

Moderator: Prof Chantal Herberholz,Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University

Prof Zhijie Zheng, School of Public Health, Peking University
Prof Wen Chen, School of Public Health, Fudan University
10:45-10:55Break time
10:55-11:05Introduction to APRU Global Health Program

Prof Mellissa Withers, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, University of Southern California
11:05-12:00Panel 1: Aging

Moderator: Prof Cynthia Chen, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Prof Indri Hapsari, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia
Prof Hua Fu, School of Public Health, Fudan University
Prof Angelique Chan & Dr Ad Maulod, Centre for Ageing Research and Education, National University of Singapore
09:00-09:20Keynote Speaker

Prof Alejandro Gaviria, President of Universidad de los Andes and Former Minister of Health and Social Protection, Colombia
09:20-10:00Plenary Session: Life course

Moderator: Prof Gita Mishra, School of Public Health, University of Queensland

Deputy Dean, Fan Wu, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University
Dean Michael Lu, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

10:00-10:55Panel 2: Migration

Moderator: Prof Hsin-Chieh Chang, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University

Prof Maria Amelia Viteri, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Prof Lih Rong Wang, Department of Social Work, Taiwan University
Ms Angela Guanzon, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
10:55-11:05Break time
11:05-12:00Panel 3: Women

Moderator: Prof Sierin Lim, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Meghan Bohren, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Prof Xu Qian, School of Public Health, Fudan University
Ms Annie Kuo, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington
09:00-10:45Panel 4: COVID-19

Moderator: Dean Na He, School of Public Health, Fudan University

Prof Hongjie Yu, School of Public Health, Fudan University
Dr Matias Irarrazaval Dominguez, Ministry of Health, Chile
Prof Martin Wong, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof Emily Chan, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
10:45-10:55Break time
10:55-11:15Awards Ceremony

Announcement of winners of student case competition and poster contest

Welcome the host of 2021 conference