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Singapore to establish Centre for Sustainable Medicine in response to climate change

15 November 2023 | News

To pioneer a new field of practice and transform medical education in Singapore and across the world

Image credit: shutterstock

Image credit: shutterstock

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine) is establishing the Centre for Sustainable Medicine, to pioneer and lead the health profession’s response to climate change in Singapore, Asia, and across the world.

As the first-of-its-kind institution in Asia and the largest in the world, the Centre is dedicated both to decarbonising healthcare and developing climate-resilient health systems to accelerate the net zero transition in healthcare. 

The Centre will bring together leading experts and clinicians from around the world to establish a new field of medicine and transform clinical practice.

To fulfil its mission of establishing Singapore as a world leader in sustainable medicine, the Centre aims to transform medical education and prepare future healthcare leaders to be at the forefront of the response to climate change. This will include embedding sustainability into the foundations of undergraduate medical school and develop a first-in-the-world “Masters of Sustainable Medicine”.

The Centre will also work closely with NUS Medicine to undertake a comprehensive review to refresh the medical syllabus for undergraduate medical students. The Centre is led by Professor Nick Watts, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Medicine at NUS Medicine, who has been appointed as the world’s first Professor of Sustainable Medicine.

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