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QIU Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Helps UN Advance Healthcare Reform in Malaysia

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At its absolute best, academic research, knowledge and practice bring about powerful and positive change to the people who need it the most. 

At QIU, our academics have a proven track record of channelling their expertise towards projects that help their fellow man—and Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Professor Datuk Dr Allan Mathews recently continued that record by contributing to a United Nations project to advance healthcare reform in Malaysia. 

Datuk Allan was invited to attend a meeting convened by the United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), joining an array of government, academic, healthcare, and NGO experts. 

From the proceedings of the meeting, the United Nations International Institute of Public Health will prepare a white paper on Healthcare Reform for the Ministry of Health (MoH). 

The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the designated UN think tank on global health, serving as a policy translation hub for UN member states, agencies and programmes. 

The Institute generates policy-relevant analysis by applying a gender lens to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of health programmes. 

Datuk Allan was involved in the following areas during the meeting:

Primary Care:

1. Outsourcing of Government Pharmacy Services (in Medicine Management and Pharmaceutical Care) to Community Pharmacists.

2. Vaccination and Immunisation program by Community Pharmacists

3. Maximise utilisation of the expertise of Pharmacists

Human Resources:

1. Creation of Pharmacy Specialists for the uplifting of pharmaceutical services

Medicine Pricing Mechanism:

1. There is a need for the pricing of Controlled Medicines to be controlled and that competition should be based on service rather than the price of medicines.

QIU congratulates Datuk Allan on his effort and the opportunity to make a real lasting difference in Malaysian healthcare! 

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