Webinar: Healthy ageing and adult vaccination in Singapore and Hong Kong

Date: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am BST (5.00pm – 6.30pm SGT)

As part of the ILC Global Alliance’s 30th anniversary celebrations, ILC-UK and ILC Singapore held a webinar to discuss how Hong Kong and Singapore are responding to the challenges of an ageing society.

Both Singapore and Hong Kong are finding their health systems are coming under increasing pressure due to an ageing population. But how well are they coping? And what more could be done?

In 2019, ILC-UK and ILC Singapore teamed up to produce Healthier for longer: Improving adult immunisation uptake in Singapore. Alongside this work, ILC-UK also produced a report on Healthy ageing in Hong Kong.

During this webinar, we shared findings from our work in Singapore and Hong Kong, highlighting how things have changed over the past year in the context of COVID-19, and debated the similarities and differences between the situation in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Chair: Susana Harding, Senior Director, ILC Singapore

Speakers included:

  • Dr Ng Wai Chong, Clinical Programme Consultant, Tsao Foundation
  • Yeo Wan Ling, Director of Women and Family Unit, National Trades Union Congress (NUTC)
  • David Sinclair, Director, ILC-UK
  • Pamela Tin, Senior Researcher / Head of Healthcare & Social Development, Our Hong Kong Foundation

We are grateful to Pfizer for providing a charitable grant to support our projects in Hong Kong and Singapore.

You can download the slides and see the full webinar recording below.