About Temasek Foundation Pinnacle Series
Southeast Asia remains a hot spot for emerging infectious diseases. The region is home to concentrated population centres with high levels of socio-economic diversity and mobility, diverse human and animal health system capacities, one of the highest rates of deforestation globally and climate shifts that impact humans, animal and vector ecologies. These together contribute to a host of disease threats.
The Temasek Foundation Pinnacle Series is a specially curated 3-day session with a focus on Southeast Asia and the region to combine the expertise of the clinicians, ecologists, epidemiologists from the region with international experts to provide the necessary platform and framework to prepare all countries to combat public health threats.
This programme will bring together healthcare and scientist leaders involved in zoonotic diseases, bio-surveillance studies, pathogen discovery, epidemiology and pathogenesis of emerging diseases, antimicrobial resistance, environmental science and sociology.
In the longer term, this programme will:
- Empower local and national leaders who are prepared to protect their most vulnerable populations from future disease outbreaks.
- Strengthen the resilience of national health systems through sustained community trust