“Given the increasingly complex health challenges in a borderless world today, there is much value that we can realise by fostering greater cross-border collaborations to collectively improve our public health responses,” said Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EVYD Technology.
He said this at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Health (MoH) and EVYD Technology with University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, during the opening ceremony of the MoH Intelligence Hub at EVYD Campus in Jerudong yesterday.
“Through this regional collaboration, we aim to strengthen healthcare systems in Brunei and Singapore, and will share our key initiatives and learning with the rest of our ASEAN member countries to improve public health across the region,” he added.
Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar witnessed the signing.
The document was signed by Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the MoH Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman, EVYD Technology CEO Chua Ming Jie, and National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health Dean Professor Teo Yik Ying. Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin, Brunei Investment Agency Assistant Managing Director Ahmad Jefri bin Abdul Rahman and Singapore High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Heng Aik Yeow also witnessed the event.
The second ASEAN Digital Public Health Conference is set to take place in Brunei, as well as via online on November 22 and 23 as part of the three organisations’ commitment to improve cross-border public health collaboration.