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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak – Insights from Leading Expert Prof Yik-Ying Teo

A systems level response to COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore

Professor Yik-Ying Teo
Professor Yik-Ying Teo

Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore, Professor Yik-Ying Teo will visit LSHTM on Monday 9 March. Singapore has been amongst the first few countries to see the importation and subsequent local transmission of COVID-19. The outbreak is ongoing since the first case arrived on 23 January. Professor Yik-Ying Teo will share the multi-prong measures Singapore has put in place that goes beyond simply a health-sector response, and also discuss some of the challenges ahead.  

This seminar will be hosted by the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) - a partnership between LSHTM and Public Health England funded by UK Aid.

Prof Daniel Bausch, Director of the UK-PHRST, will provide welcome remarks.


About the speaker

Prof Yik-Ying Teo, or commonly known as YY, is the second Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore. Trained as a mathematician at Imperial College and completed his MSc and DPhil at Oxford in statistical genetics, YY returned to Singapore in 2010 after working for four years as a Lecturer in Oxford and concurrently a researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. Prior to his Deanship, he was the Founding Director for the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, and also the Director for the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research. He is presently a member on the Council of Scientists for the International Human Frontier Science Program, as well as a member governing board member of the Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network for Southeast Asia.


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