The National University of Singapore (NUS) recently hosted an appreciation lunch at the Istana, graced by His Excellency Mr S R Nathan, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor, to thank the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – Economic Development Board (EDB) Trust Fund for their gift to NUS towards a public health and healthcare delivery initiative in Asia.
The gift will fund the NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA). The initiative aims to make a significant contribution to thinking and policy-formulation in public health and health systems development in Asia, and to elevate Singapore to a leading position in healthcare policy and related research.
The programme will be coordinated by the NUS Global Asia Institute (NUS-GAI) in collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and NUS Business School.
In his speech, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS President, thanked GSK and EDB for giving NUS and GAI the opportunity to contribute to policy formulation and governance in public health and health systems development in Asia. He said, “By addressing challenges in health with an evidence-based policy approach, NIHA fulfils an important gap in our present day health systems. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and for your firm belief and continuing support of GAI’s aspirations and endeavours.”
NIHA will focus on three key areas: research, high-level policy forums and leadership programmes, and will comprise multidisciplinary studies on issues that influence how healthcare is organised, financed, managed and delivered.
If you would like to make a gift to the National University of Singapore, please contact Ms Ho Yuen Kwan on 6516 5755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the NUS Global Asia Institute, visit www.gai.nus.edu.sg