M.D., National University of Malaysia
M.Sc., Public Health, Singapore
Ph.D., London School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine
Diploma, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Co-chair of Morbidity Technical Advisory Group of International Classification of Disease Revision 11 for the World Health Organisation
Professor Dr. Syed Aljunid is a Professor of Health Economics and Senior Research Fellow at UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). Prior to this, he served as a Professor and Head of Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia (UKM). His main interest is in the strengthening of health care system of developing countries through research and development in health economics and financing.
He is currently involved in supporting a number of developing countries to develop and implement a case-mix system, a health management and information tool to enhance quality and efficiency of healthcare services provided by social health insurance programmes. This includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Mongolia, Uruguay, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
He heads the International Training Centre on Case-mix and Clinical Coding, which he founded in 2006 in National University of Malaysia. The Centre helps to build human resource capacity on case-mix system with special focus on low and middle income countries. Currently, he serves as the co-chair of Morbidity Technical Advisory Group of ICD-11 Revision of World Health Organisation-Family of International Classification. He is actively involved in teaching health economics and health management courses in MPH, MBA and Ph.D. programmes jointly run by UNU-IIGH and partner universities in Malaysia, Nepal, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Sudan. He has served as consultant and advisers to a number of international agencies such as the World Health Organisation, UN-AIDS, UNDP, UNICEF, GAVI, Asian Development and the World Bank in various international projects on health economics and financing.
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