NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA)
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA) was established in 2010 with funding support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). This initiative aims to progress public health and healthcare delivery in Asia through the three integrated programmes of Leadership Development, Policy Forums and Research.
The NIHA Leadership Development Programme (LDP) aims to equip senior leaders in national ministries of health and public sector health agencies across Asia with important leadership competencies to tackle pertinent healthcare issues, and drive health and healthcare innovation in the region.
Building on the success of the 2017 LDP, the NIHA Future Leaders Programme (FLP) aims to equip health policy leaders with insights to tackle the pressing strategic challenges for healthcare in the Asia-Pacific region.
The NIHA LDP and FLP has been run by CoRE from 2017 and has attracted participants from over 30 economies in Asia and the Asia-Pacific, including Singapore. They are leaders holding senior positions of Director General minus one or two levels (or the equivalent) in various health ministries and agencies.