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ALPHA Fellowship Programme

Building Alliances for Pandemic Response (Public Health) Asia [ALPHA]


The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the need for robust health systems as well as for collaboration across regions of the world. In line with the need for greater ASEAN cooperation, public health leadership, and digital governance, the ALPHA programme aims to train the best and the brightest young public health leaders from ASEAN in precision public health, pandemic preparedness, digital health, and technological innovation. Structured as a fellowship programme, ALPHA hopes to foster effective cross-country collaboration and build synergistic and strong partnerships among the ALPHA cohort in order to promote the co-development of future capabilities and enhance mutual support in times of new disease threats.

The programme will run from April to December 2022 and is structured to include monthly online, in-person, or blended sessions, subject to prevailing travel restrictions. Sessions will adopt a participatory learning approach with a mix of learnings from international industry players, site visits, practical case studies, globally renowned guest speakers, and other collaborative activities. The ALPHA cohort will consist of 20 selected fellows in total from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore and they will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about each of these ASEAN countries. The ALPHA programme will serve as a unique capacity-building platform to create a cohort with a shared vision for health in the region enabled by the use of technology and data, leading to an innovative outlook on global health.

ALPHA Programme Schedule

Date Event Sample Topics (TBC) 
April 22, 2022 Orientation – Virtual
April 29, 2022 Session 1 – Blended Problem Solving Approaches in Public Health; Pandemic Preparedness
May 27, 2022 Session 2 – Virtual Responsible Data Sharing
June 25 – 27, 2022 Session 3 – In Person (Singapore) Precision Public Health; Communication in Crisis; Technology and Policy in Pandemics; Site visits
August 26, 2022 Session 4 – Virtual Public-Private Partnerships for Pandemic Preparedness & Response; Priority Setting and UHC
September 28, 2022 Session 5 – Blended Genomics for Pandemics; Data Science for Health Equity
October 20, 2022 Session 6 – Virtual Vaccination; Case Studies on Data
November 30 – December 2, 2022 Session 7 & Graduation – In Person (Singapore)


Who Should Apply?

  • 2-4 years public health experience/role related to public health (civil service, NGO, academia)
  • Based in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia or Singapore
  • Analytical, logical, system thinking
  • Must be comfortable interpreting data, working knowledge of information technology and AI/ML, IoT
  • Passion for making things better
  • Good command of English
  • Participants will have to commit to attend the whole programme

Learning Outcomes

As a participant in this programme you will:

  • Strengthen your skills and knowledge of the relationship between information technology and public health
  • Gain knowledge of other participating ASEAN countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore)
  • Be part of a cohort of like-minded fellows in leadership position, leading to region-wide collaboration and mutual support
  • Be part of a group with a shared vision for health in the region enabled by use of technology and data, leading to an innovative outlook and approach to health issues, including future pandemic threats
  • Have access to public health experts from NUS School of Public Health and partners, including international industry players; the in-person sessions of the programme will be complemented by site visits.


Participation is free of charge. Accommodation in Singapore will be provided. Participants will need to cover (or find sponsorship) for travel to and from Singapore.

Apply now to be a Fellow of the ALPHA cohort of 2022 here or scan the QR code below.


Update : 4 November 2021