The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2024 hosted by Monash University focused on the future health of people across the Asia Pacific, exploring how science, innovation and policy can unite to address our region’s most critical health challenges.


Monash University is a founding member of the M8 Alliance and Australia’s largest University - with 86,000 students, 17,000 staff, and more than 440,000 alumni. Monash has six Australian campuses, international teaching locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, and Italy and more than 100 partner universities across the globe.
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Central Topics

Thriving Communities and Health:
Living well and living well together
Climate Change and Health:
Responding to the climate emergency
Geopolitics and Health:
Achieving equity within and across borders


The 2024 Regional Meeting focused on shaping the future of health across Asia and the Pacific. Over three days, leaders from diverse sectors, disciplines and cultures shared knowledge, catalyzed new partnerships, inspired new research opportunities, and explored policies that can deliver measurable and meaningful impacts on health outcomes. Participants were challenged to consider the questions: What would it take to achieve and sustain better health and wellbeing for people in the Asia-Pacific over the next 5-10 years? What are the strengths to build on? And what are the systems that need to change or evolve?
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World Health Summit International Presidents 2024

Sophia Zoungas
Head, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Christina Mitchell
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University