Keynote Address 2

Waging a War Against NCDs on All Fronts: Lessons from a City State

17 November 2021 (Wednesday) - Scientific Session Day 2

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Yik Ying Teo

Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

The rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) threatens the resilience of health systems and the sustainability of Universal Health Coverage globally. The confluence of increasing life expectancy, ageing demography, and rising obesity has produced the conditions for a perfect NCD storm that most countries are unprepared for. LMICs struggling to cope with mortality from maternal-child undernutrition, the triple burden from HIV-malaria-TB, as well as vaccine-preventable infections are now concurrently facing pressures from early-onset of diabetes, hypertension, and cancers. Professor Teo's talk will highlight the use of global and local information systems to guide the setting of health priorities in a country, as well as the importance of a whole-of-government approach beyond just health, ranging from fiscal policies to food environment, from the design of transportation networks to the design of outdoor spaces, to systematically and comprehensively address the problem of NCDs.  

Yik Ying Teo

Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health,

National University of Singapore

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0900-0930 (Hong Kong Time, GMT+8)

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