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Primary healthcare (PHC) has always invited beautiful rhetoric, variously saying that PHC is health-promoting, preventive, accessible, affordable, equitable and patient-friendly. Yet, hospital care and curative care still form the bulk of healthcare spending in nearly all countries worldwide, vastly overshadowing PHC. PHC may also lack in reaching undeserved segments of society. How do we identify gaps in the healthcare system and bring to the fore the role of primary care – the most basic of needs?
To claim its necessary place as the bedrock of health systems, PHC will need to transform itself, by raising its own standards of care, by digitalising in strategic areas and by consciously combining and integrating to enjoy greater purchasing power, political capital and economies of scale. How can human networks — civil society, institutions and communities — be powerful means for positive change in primary care?
On 14 June 2023 at 6.30pm (GMT +8), hear from our esteemed speakers to learn how to identify possible existing gaps of PHCs within your own community, and how you can make a change.
This series is in a hybrid format — you may choose to join us either in-person at the venue or participate online via Zoom.

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Meet the Speakers

Dr Khor Swee Kheng is a Malaysian physician specializing in health systems and global health, based in Singapore. He is CEO of Angsana Health (building primary care systems in Southeast Asia), Visiting Assistant Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health National University of Singapore, Member of the Health White Paper Advisory Council to the Malaysian Health Ministry, and Co-Chair of a Lancet Commission on Preparedness for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Previously, he held progressively senior practice roles (Malaysian Health Ministry, Abbott and AbbVie) and academic roles (Chatham House and United Nations University). In these roles, he was based in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai, Paris, Oxford and Hong Kong, covering more than 90 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He holds three postgraduate degrees, in internal medicine (Royal College of Physicians), public health (Berkeley) and public policy (Oxford), and has published more than 190 articles in international academic journals, think-tanks and media.
Dr Goh Wei-Leong’s life mission is to be a Catalyst Bringing Life. He has a keen passion for social justice and investing in the younger generation by engaging with them. A coffee lover, Wei-Leong is always exploring new cafes with legit coffee to get connected. His passion to serve the vulnerable led him towards co-founding HealthServe (an NGO serving foreign workers) and was awarded Singaporean of the Year 2017 for his pivotal work amongst the low-wage migrant communities. Wei-Leong currently serves as a family physician at his clinic in a low-income neighbourhood and sits on the boards of National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) in Singapore and other international NGOs.
Washington DC: 6.30am – 8.00am
London: 11.30am – 1.00pm
New Delhi: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Beijing/Manila/Singapore/Kuala Lumpur: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Seoul/Tokyo: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Sydney: 8.30pm – 10.00pm

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speakers in this webinar are their own and do not represent the opinions of The HEAD Foundation.

Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.