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This webinar brought together representatives of NCD alliances in the South East Asia region to discuss NCDs within the context of COVID-19. 

The aim was to provide a platform to exchange information and learning about initiatives to strengthen the response to COVID-19 and NCDs across the region, with participants from both WHO regions - the Western Pacific Region and South East Asia region.  

Speakers included: 


  • Dr. Monika Arora, Executive Director – HRIDAY and Secretariat of Healthy India Alliance

  • Ms. Charlotte Aberdein, Coordinator - Cambodian NCD Alliance

  • Dr. Shamim Talukdar, Chief Executive Officer - Eminence Associates for Social Development and Secretariat of Bangladesh NCD Forum

  • Dr. Kyaw Kan Kaung, Deputy Director General of NCD Unit - Ministry of Health, Myanmar

  • Mr. Jacky Sarita, Managing Director - HealthJustice Philippines and convener of Health Philippines Alliance

  • Dr. Muralli Murallitharan, Medical Director - National Cancer Society Malaysia

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