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APRU Global Health Conference 2020

October 19 - October 21


Due to the impact of COVID-19 across the region, the APRU Global Health Conference 2020 will be changed to a virtual format. Please stay tuned and we will aim to share further details with all as soon as possible.

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

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.


Tentative program framework (UTC+8)

October 19th from 9:00 to 11:30 am:

  • Opening
  • Plenary session on Universal Health Coverage/ Global Health Security
  • Panel 1: Aging

October 20th from 9:00 to 11:30 am:

  • Plenary session on life course
  • Panel 2: Women
  • Panel 3: Migration

October 21st from 9:00 to 11:00 am:

  • Panel: COVID-19
  • Award ceremony