Side Meetings


Equitable and Respectful Partnerships in Global Public Health: Case Studies in Southeast Asia


  • 09:00 - 12:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 13

  • Contact Person : Kiesha Prem,

  • National University of Singapore

In our increasingly interconnected world, global public health initiatives have become more prevalent. However, these initiatives should be built on the fundamental principles of equity and respect for local knowledge and cultural contexts.

The NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (NUS Public Health) has established collaborative partnerships in Southeast Asia, primarily emphasising capacity building and research initiatives. During this session, the school will present case studies from Cambodia and Laos, highlighting the role of these principles in the field of global public health.

In this session, the presenters will also introduce recent developments in stackable and accredited educational programmes in collaboration with the NUS. The diverse panel of experts will provide valuable insights into alternative models of global public health partnerships, steering clear of "parachute research" and ensuring meaningful and sustainable engagement.

  • Discuss models of equitable, respectful and sustainable partnerships in global public health.
  • Showcase the potential impact of capacity building and stackable, accredited education postgraduate programmes.
  • Interactive with the audience to discuss the benefits of such partnerships.