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APRU Global Health Conference 2020

October 19 - October 21

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.

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.

Featured Speakers

Dr Margaret Chan, Inaugural Dean of Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University and Emeritus Director General of World Health Organization

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

Prof Alejandro Gaviria, President of Universidad de los Andes and Former Minister of Health and Social Protection, Colombia

(View their bios and talk titles here)


Click here to register for the conference.


Program Framework(UTC+8)
09:00-09:30Opening Session & Welcome Speeches
09:30-10:00Keynote Speaker
10:00-10:55Plenary Session: Universal Health Coverage

plenary talk & plenary panel
11:05-12:00Panel 1: Aging
09:00-09:20Keynote Speaker
09:20-10:00Plenary Session: Life course
10:00-10:55Panel 2: Migration
11:05-12:00Panel 3: Women
09:00-10:45Panel 4: COVID-19
10:55-11:15Awards Ceremony

Additional Info

Please note this virtual conference is open to the public and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during the virtual conference are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and its employees. APRU is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy of any of the information contained or presented in the conference.