On Friday, Feb 17, 2023, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Dr. Atul Gawande, met with ASEAN Deputy-Secretary General of the Socio-Cultural Community, Ekkaphab Phanthavong, at the ASEAN Secretariat to discuss ASEAN-US cooperation in pandemic prevention. Dr. Gawande also participated in a Coffee Chat, moderated by U.S. Mission to ASEAN Deputy Chief of Mission Kate Rebholz, with a packed audience of over 150 participants including ASEAN Secretariat officials, medical students and health professionals of which some were former students of Dr. Gawande. His discussion focused on USAID’s primary health programming in Indonesia, health cooperation in the ASEAN region, while also sharing some of his personal reflections from a career devoted to the medical and public health field.
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