The Malaysian healthcare system has achieved quality and equitability at relatively low cost, and has seen remarkable success in extending life expectancy and improving infant and child mortality rates. However, Malaysia still faces challenges in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and age-related diseases, along with the continued pressure to deliver quality healthcare. Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges.
In an effort to reaffirm the Government’s commitment of successfully implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and inspire all Malaysians to support this ambitious endeavour, the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department (EPU), together with the Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development (JSC)/ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Malaysia is organising a webinar to discuss the achievement and progress made by Malaysia on Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. The discussion will include policy responses by the Government and initiatives undertaken by the private sector and civil society to enhance health and wellbeing, while exploring measures to ensure a whole-of-nation approach in key actions in Twelfth Plan, and the consideration of health in all policies.
Welcoming Remarks by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy)
Presentation and Discussion Session by
Panellists: Puan Suraiya Syed Mohamed, Director of Health Education Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia; Professor Datuk Dr Hj Rohaizat bin Hj Yon, Consultant Public Health Physician & Public Health Expert, Management and Science University (Former Deputy Director-General of Health (Medical), MOH), Dato' Prof. Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Department of Medicine, Universiti Malaya
Moderator: Professor Dr Abhi Veerakumarasivam, Dean of the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University