The SG50 infectious diseases project “Overcoming Infectious Diseases and Singapore: Past, Present and Future” was officially launched at the end of last year at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Theatrette. The occasion was graced by the new Minister of State for the Ministries of Communications & Information, and Health, as well as the TTSH CEO, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology. Many of the pioneers whom we interviewed attended as well, which made the event meaningful, and it was heartwarming to see several attendees collect autographs from them.

We have virtually given out all 500 copies of the first print run of our book now, with the exception of a few copies that are put up for sale. The hardcover book can be purchased from Select Books here, while we are in the process of making the ebook available. We have not made the decision of whether or not to print more hardcover copies. Of course, the PDF version can still be downloaded free from our SG50 ID website.

It has been a brief, intense but great experience.

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