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Global Health and Development Leadership Camp 2020


This 4-day/3-night Global Health and Development (GHD) Leadership Summer Camp will introduce campers to an infectious disease outbreak via a series of table-top exercises. Students will be exposed to real-world issues and learn about decision-making processes. Through multiple scenarios reflecting real situations, campers will learn that outbreaks encompass a complex mix of concerns, perspectives and disputes. Students will learn crucial problem-solving skills such as leadership, diplomacy, investigation, negotiation, advocacy, strategic planning, teambuilding, communication, critical thinking, public speaking and emotional intelligence.

Campers will be grouped into Country Teams and be exposed to issues such as public and media communications, allocation of scarce resources, negotiations and health system related concerns.

In addition, campers will go on fieldtrips to further broaden their horizons. A prominent line-up of international and local experts will serve as coaches and mentors. Ultimately, these activities will expose campers to some of the most fundamental questions that individuals, societies and countries confront during emergencies.

Campers will also be able to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development [BASc(GHD)] programme (JS6250). The first of its kind in Asia, this interdisciplinary programme will provide students with the knowledge and competencies to succeed within today’s rapidly evolving international and interdisciplinary environment and to contribute towards solving today’s most pressing GHD challenges. The camp will close with a certificate award ceremony in the evening of the last day.



July 19, 2020 to July 22, 2020 (Sunday - Wednesday)

HKU Sassoon Road Campus & Main Campus

Target Participants:

Currently S5 or equivalent students

Programme Fee:



5% Early Bird Discount
For registration before March 1, 2020

5% Alumni/Staff Discount
For applicants whose parents/siblings is/are alumni/staff of HKU
(can be used in conjunction with Early Bird Discount)

Application Deadline:

May 31, 2020

Programme Highlights:

  • Table-top simulation of a major infectious disease outbreak

  • Learn about leadership and decision-making in GHD crises

  • Get exposed to real-world GHD issues arisen when countries face emergencies

  • Mentoring by international experts on careers in GHD

  • Learn about the HKU BASc(GHD) programme

  • 3-night accommodation at student residential halls


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Dr Ryan Au Yeung

Assistant Professor,
School of Public Health,
The University of Hong Kong

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Professor Keiji Fukuda

Director and Clinical Professor,
School of Public Health,
The University of Hong Kong

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(and others...)