APRU Global Health Conference 2021

Urbanization and enlarging cities are inexorable global trends. Over 55% of the world’s population now lives in urban cities, and this proportion is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. The health consequences of such population changes are increasingly recognized as a key towards sustainable human development. Cities present opportunities and challenges, which holds the key to citizens’ health and well-being.

In this connection, the 2021 Global Health Conference aims to facilitate inter-sectoral exchanges of world-class expertise and dissemination of cutting-edge findings on global urban health; and to brainstorm solutions to today’s pressing challenges related to rapidly growing cities with local and overseas policymakers, professional services practitioners and relevant stakeholders of high, middle to low-income settings.

Host University: The University of Hong Kong

Date & Time: November 16-18, 2021 (HK time)

Theme: Global Urban Health


See the program and speakers here.
View a post-conference report here.
Read an abstract book published by the Journal of Public Health and Emergency here.


Global Health Student Poster Contest 2021

  • Current undergraduate and graduate students are welcome
  • Posters must be related to global health and unpublished at the time of submission
  • Find out all posters and more details about the contest here.
  • The winning team of the undergraduate category is from University of Santo Tomas 
  • The winning team of the graduate category is from The University of Hong Kong



Global Health Student Case Competition 2021

    • The challenge of the competition: Technology-Driven Solutions to the COVID-19 Infodemic
    • In total 121 teams from 37 universities in 17 economies submitted the entries.
    • Find out the videos and more details about the competition here.
    • The three finalist teams are from  Nanyang Technological University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of the Philippines and the winning team is from University of the Philippines.



Additional Info
Visit the conference’s website at https://www.aprughc2021.org.
Contact the conference secretariat at https://www.aprughc2021.org/contact-us




APRU Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the APRU Global Health Conference 2021 are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees.  APRU is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the series.