Side Meetings


Health Systems Resilience and Preparedness in the ASEAN Region - Learning from Global and Regional Experience


  • 09:00 - 12:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 7

  • Contact Person : Piya Hanvoravongchai,

  • China Medical Board
  • National Institute of Health, Cambodia
  • National University of Singapore, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
  • Hong Kong University, School of Public Health
  • Yale School of Public Health
  • National Health Foundation, Thailand
  • International Health Policy Program, Thailand

The ASEAN community was originally envisioned to build the security and economic prosperity of the region.  While its focus lately has been mainly on economic development, the community has not prioritized the extent to which investments in the health sector can yield economic benefits such as having a healthier workforce, building a vibrant health delivery system, and preparing to prevent the periodic threats from emerging infections and other shocks.  The vulnerability of systems with the poorest health outcomes puts the entire region at risk from future epidemic threats as well as major inequities leading to migration, border disputes, and displaced populations.

With diversity in health systems' capacity and the complex underlying determinants of health in the region, there is a great opportunity for the ASEAN countries to learn from global experience as well as the ongoing effort to strengthen health systems' resilience and preparedness in the region. 

1. To  share knowledge and best practices for improving health system resilience and preparedness

2. To foster dialogue and collaboration among key stakeholders in the ASEAN region to strengthen the resilience of health systems and address the challenges of emerging infectious diseases and other health threats 

3. To identify potential interventions and collaborative approaches concerning data and human resource capacity for health systems resilience and preparedness in low-resource countries in the ASEAN region