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Dr Shawn Vasoo

Clinical Director, National Centre for Infectious Diseases Senior Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Head, Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, National Centre for Infectious Diseases

Dr Shawn Vasoo is the Clinical Director and a Senior Consultant at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Singapore. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and following that, a Clinical Microbiology Fellowship and Orthopaedic ID fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. As Clinical Director, he oversees clinical and outbreak preparedness activities at NCID, which is a ~330 bed facility in Singapore purpose-built for outbreaks. He has also been working in the migrant worker space since 2002. He is is a volunteer doctor in Karunya Community Clinic and coordinates the clinic and its medical volunteers, and also serves on the NGO HealthServe’s medical board.

PHOM 2024 Talk details

Migrant Health in Singapore: Infectious and Non-Infectious Challenges Pre- and Post- COVID

Migrant health and delivery face peculiar challenges due to a variety of reasons, including health literacy, seeking –behaviour delivery and financing. This talk will provide a broad overview of health-seeking behaviour and delivery prior to COVID-19, and describe the experience with communicable and non-communicable diseases in this population up to the COVID-19 pandemic.