February 22, 2022
Dr Benjamin Koh obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University. He has had previous experience handling communicable disease control, international health relations and health service development in Ministry of Health (MOH).
He has also worked on enterprise and entrepreneurship development in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and was the Senior Director in charge of service delivery and development in the Ministry of Social and Family Development. He was the Coordinating Divisional Director for Higher Education in the Ministry of Education, overseeing policies on higher education and academic research.
Dr Koh is the Deputy Secretary (Development) in MOH. He oversees issues relating to infrastructure and manpower development for the healthcare sector in Singapore, as well as matters relating to ageing and eldercare.
SINGAPORE - The development of mRNA-based cancer vaccines in Singapore is being funded by the Ministry of Health (MOH), as part of its support for “competitive cancer research projects” here, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary.
SINGAPORE – MiRXES Pte Ltd, a Singapore-headquartered biotechnology company, whose mission is to save and improve lives through early, actionable, and personalized diagnoses with its innovative RNA-powered cancer early detection solutions, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that launched Project CADENCE (CAncer Detected Early caN be CurEd).
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