Alongside traditional humanities, the School of Humanities strongly encourages research in strategic, interdisciplinary humanities. Health communication, is one of the areas in which SoH has particular focus on.
The Global Health Histories Seminar is an annual event where leading minds of the field come together to discuss developments and progress in global health communication research and applications.
Chair of SoH, Professor KK Luke, is part of the expert panel, and will be sharing his views on global health communication and the research in SoH contributes towards awareness in health communication in Singapore.
The speakers are:
- Dr Rajitha Senaratne (Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka)
- Dr Darshi Thoradeniya (Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
- Dr Anil Jasinghe (Director General of Health Services, Sri Lanka)
- Professor Kang-Kwong Luke (Professor and Chair, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Chaired by Dr. Lakshmi C. Somatunga (Additional Secretary - Public Health, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka), the expert panel will analyse health promotion strategies, doctor-patient communications, and discuss the role of communication in helping to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
The Seminar has received a powerful endorsement by the Health Minister of Sri Lanka, Rajitha Senaratne who said it is an “encouraging step to strengthen health communication”.
The Minister noted that ‘Clear communication between health professionals and patients are key to improving health and the quality of health care. ‘Instead of diseases, we need to put people and communities at the centre of health systems and empower them to take charge of their health rather than being passive recipients of health services’.
“Let us create, promote, and curate evidence-based health literacy and communication tools and practice for health professionals.”
To learn more about the 109th Global Health Histories Seminar, click here
To view the Sri Lankan Health Minister’s endorsement of the seminar, click here