ASEAN finance and health leaders gathered for high-level regional discussions at the 2nd ASEAN Digital Public Health Conference held in Brunei Darussalam in hybrid format yesterday.
The conference, held at The Empire Brunei, was aimed at charting the way forward for the region’s healthcare sector, particularly around accelerating the adoption of technology for future pandemic preparedness and expanded use cases of digital public health.
The event featured over 50 speakers including ASEAN finance and health ministers, policymakers, top public health officials, multi-disciplinary experts and leaders from industries and non-governmental organisations.
The two-day conference, which concludes today, is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and Ministry of Health (MoH) and organised by EVYD Technology in partnership with Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) and National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and supported by Temasek Foundation.
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 gave welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony, followed by an opening speech from ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi.
The conference, themed ‘Health and Healthcare Beyond COVID-19: Building Forward Together’, saw Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at a health ministerial panel and Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew in a fireside chat.
The 1st ASEAN Digital Public Health Conference was held virtually last year, on October 6 and 7, with participation from ministers and top government officials, leading medical professionals, industry leaders, researchers and scientists as well as over 500 professionals.