Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (UM) in collaboration with Academy of Medicine, Together Against Cancer and National Cancer Society organised a forum on Improving Access to Affordable Cancer Treatments in Malaysia on 25 February 2019 at the Auditorium Tj Danaraj, UM. The forum addressed the main challenges that determine access to cancer medicines in these three main areas: affordability, quality assurance and regulatory approval. It also discussed proposed procurement programmes to facilitate access to affordable treatments.
The panel discussion were joined by YB Dr. Lee Boon Chye, Deputy Health Minister, Ministry of Health Malaysia and a keynote address entitled “Essential Medicines for Cancer: prioritizing and alignment with WHO’s lists of essential medicines” were given by Dr. Lo Ying-Ru Jacqueline, Head of Mission and WHO Representative to Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore.