13 November 2017 – Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) is an initiative to plan for the future of Malaysia in the period of 2020 to 2050. In this plan, Malaysia aspires to become a developed nation, and the government has placed great emphasis on economic development, citizen’s well-being and innovation.
Since pharmacists have a pivotal role in the national healthcare development, a TN50 dialogue was held with young pharmacists in Malaysia at IMU. The dialogue was put together by Pharmaceutical Services Division (PSD), Ministry of Health, together with Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society-Young Pharmacists Chapter (MPS-YPC) and staff from School of Pharmacy, IMU. This event received overwhelming response with more than 400 pharmacists and pharmacy students from both public and private health institutions and universities.
The dialogue was moderated by Dr Ramli bin Zainal, Director of National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA). A/Prof Mohd Zulkefeli Mat Jusoh, Dean of School of Pharmacy IMU, Dr Salmah Bhari, Senior Director of PSD, Dr Kamaruzaman Saleh, Director of Pharmacy Practice and Development Office, Tan Ann Ling, Director of Pharmacy Enforcement Office, and Fuziah Abdul Rashid, Deputy Director who attended the dialogue with Director General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Also attending were other respectable stakeholders like Tn Hj Amrahi Buang, President of MPS, Lovy Beh, President of Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild, MPS council members and Deans of Pharmacy Schools in Malaysia. The dialogue focused on how we can move together in the health and pharmaceutical fields. It was a very lively session with many suggestions and aspirations from the audience. These aspirations and suggestions are the building blocks for the future of healthcare in Malaysia.
We are confident that with these, Malaysia will have even better healthcare system in 2050 under the great leadership of Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.