Dr Noor Hisham to chair UHC tag meeting in Manila
27 Sep 2023 10:43pm
Former Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah - FILE PIX
According to Dr Noor Hisham, the meeting will focus on discussions related to universal health coverage, including lessons from the recent global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"MOH has significant experience and various creative ideas and innovations that have been or are currently being implemented in the Pacific region," he said in a WhatsApp message to Bernama today.
Meanwhile in a Facebook post, Dr Noor Hisham said it was important to leverage local and regional collaborations to enhance the healthcare system in the Western Pacific Region.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many important lessons... We need to come together to strengthen the health system in this Western Pacific Region. It is very important to take this first few steps to succeed in time,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham was appointed as the World Health Organisation (WHO) UHC TAG member on Aug 2, several months after his retirement from public service in April this year.
His appointment is effective for three years from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026. - BERNAMA
The note to the US government, addressed to its Kuala Lumpur deputy chief of mission Manu Bhalla was handed over by Ledang MP Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh (left) and PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar (right).