Episode 26: Conversation with Prof Keiji Fukuda and Prof Vivian LinVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Friday, January 8 , 2021
Program 15:00, Close 16:00 (HK Time / GMT +8)
On January 30, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) that originated in Wuhan, China. Healthcare experts have warned that Covid-19 could rapidly spread, if not properly contained, and many governments around the world have begun to take precautionary measures to ensure public health safety. Amid the international concern and heightened fears about the disease, what is fact and what is fiction? The Asia Society Hong Kong Center brings you regular updates on the coronavirus story in Hong Kong that has reverberations elsewhere in the world. We are pleased to present on-the-ground public health experts and internationally renowned specialists with the latest facts and evidence-based findings regarding this epidemic outbreak. In episode 26, hear from Prof. Keiji Fukuda, Director and Clinical Professor at The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, and Prof. Vivian LIN, School of Public Health and Executive Associate Dean (Strategy and Operations), Professor of Public Health Practice at The University of Hong Kong. S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center will moderate the discussion.
Keiji Fukuda is Director and Clinical Professor at The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health. He previously was the Assistant Director-General for health security, a Special Adviser to the Director General for pandemic influenza and for antimicrobial resistance and was Director of the Influenza Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. Before that, he worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the Epidemiology Section Chief, Influenza Branch. Professor Fukuda has been a global public health leader in many areas including health security and personally has led numerous field investigations, global responses and diplomatic negotiations related to emerging infectious diseases including seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza, SARS, MERS, Ebola and antimicrobial resistance. At WHO, he oversaw implementation of the International Health Regulations and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework. He is an adviser to the Hong Kong Government for COVID-19.
Vivian Lin has more than 30 years' experience in health policy and program development, health planning, and public health teaching and research. She was previously Professor of Public Health and Head of the School of Public Health at La Trobe University, in Melbourne, and is the author of several leading public health textbooks in Australia and numerous articles on health issues in Australia, China, and globally. Vivian has also worked at senior levels in health policy in several Australian jurisdictions and in intergovernmental relations, including as Executive Officer of the National Public Health Partnership. She has also consulted widely for the World Bank, UK Dept for International Development, AusAID as well as the WHO, and served on multiple academic, government, community and editorial boards.
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