The Economist ‘War on Cancer’ event in Singapore with MetLife’s Zia Zaman

As part of the Economist Events’ global War on Cancer series, The Economist is hosting a one-day summit on March 30th 2017 in Singapore’s One Farrer Hotel. It is the 8th annual Asia healthcare event and the 3rd year for War on Cancer Asia.

The event brings together 150 senior health care stakeholders from across Asia-Pacific and the world, including health ministers and policymakers, heads of businesses, practitioners, NGOs, academics, public and private insurance providers, multilaterals.

Zia Zaman, who is MetLife Asia’s Chief Innovation Officer and the Chief Executive of LumenLab, will be taking part in a panel discussion, sharing his views on innovative financing for cancer care in Asia.

War on Cancer 2017

War on Cancer 2017 will present new thinking on scaling up the response to cancer in lower and middle-income countries and innovative ways to finance cancer control in Asia. The Forum will provide an opportunity to re-think how governments, the international community and the private sector can accelerate the funding of improved cancer care. The event will tease out which cancer interventions make best sense, and how they can be efficiently and sustainably financed.

The conference will bring together regional cancer and healthcare stakeholders for a wide-ranging and robust discussion with the broader finance community — with finance ministry officials, global and regional experts in financing healthcare, and private sector financing and investment, including philanthropic and impact investors.

Key Topics:

  • A global or regional fund for cancer control?
  • Innovative financing for cancer care in Asia
  • Access to cancer medications, palliative care and scaling up radiotherapy and surgery
  • Winning with vaccinations?
  • Implementing practical strategies
  • Cities as the engine to accelerate cancer control

War on Cancer 2017

When: March 30th 2017 (8:30am — 6pm)

Address: One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore, 217562


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The Economist Events War on Cancer

Join The Economist Events’ War on Cancer Summit on March 30th in Singapore. Download the full programme and book your place today here.

Relevant resources

Article - Cancer’s master criminals: A new type of molecular medicine may be needed to halt cancers - Read More

The Economist, December 17th 2016

Article - Cancer treatment: Missile tracking - Read More

The Economist, November 5th 2016

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