During her opening remarks at a conference that looked at health care issues in Southeast Asia, Dean Michelle Williams said that the region—which is composed of 10 nations—merits attention for its health achievements and its challenges.

The event, held on Friday, April 28, 2017, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the regional political organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and was organized by the Harvard Chan ASEAN Student Organization (HCASO), in collaboration with the Harvard University Asia Center.

Following the opening remarks, a series of panels focused on a number of topics, including achieving universal health coverage, mental health resilience following disasters, and health care technology.

Watch a video of the conference

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