ASM Fellow's Lecture 2013: The Evolution of Public Healthcare in Malaysia

When: Tue, July 2, 10am – 12pm, 2013
Where: Auditorium, Research Management and Innovation Complex, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free
Info: University of Malaya

Rising healthcare costs and a change in disease patterns over the years means Malaysia needs to change its public health care approach. In the past, health promotion and disease prevention was considered a public health job only for governments. This approach needs to change if Malaysia is to address rising levels of non-communicable diseases and prepare for rapidly-spreading infectious diseases. One possible way this can be brought about is, by changing the way health is funded for all Malaysians.

Speaker: Professor Awang Bulgia Awang Mahmud FASc, Deputy-Vice Chancellor, Research and Development, Unversity of Malaya, Fellow, 2013. The first Malaysian doctor to gain a PhD in Medical Informatics, Prof Awang Bulgiba is Professor of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit) and was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) for the University of Malaya on 16 August 2012. [ASM=Akademi Sains Malaysia | Malaysian Science Academy]