Syed Aljunid

Senior Research Fellow

  • Syed Aljunid
    3rd Floor, Nurses' Hostel Hospital, UKM Jalan Yaacob Latiff Bandar, Tun Razak Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    +60 391715394


    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
    FAMM, Malaysia


    Co-chair of Morbidity Technical Advisory Group of International Classification of Disease Revision 11 for the World Health Organisation

    Biographical Statement

    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.

    Major Research Projects:

    1. Megascience Framework for Sustained National Development 2011-2050: Health and Medicine Sector
    2. Evaluation of Case-Mix System Implementation in Indonesia: Comparison of INA-DRG and Fee-for-Service Tariff in Selected Hospitals in Indonesia
    3. Development of Patient Safety Indicators in the Healthcare Facilities of Iran Healthcare System
    4. Health Risk and Health Care Cost Assessment of Arsenicosis in Cambodia.
    5. Cost-effectiveness of HPV Vaccination to Prevent Cervical Cancer in Malaysia.
    6. Clinical and Economic Burden of Pneumococcal Diseases in Malaysia
    7. Functional Status and Quality of Life of Community Dwelling Post-stroke Survivors and the Cost-effectiveness Analysis of a Home-based Care Provider and Assisting Exercise Programme
    8. Economic Burden and Cost-effectiveness of Diabetes Mellitus Management in Malaysia
  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Syed Aljunid et al (2011) Megascience Framework for Sustained National Development 2011-2050: Health and Medicine Sector. Report Submitted to Academy of Science, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations, Malaysia
    • Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Por Ir, Syed Mohamed Aljunid, Ali Ghufron Mukti, Kongsap Akkhavong, Eduardo Banzon, Dang Boi Huong, Hasbullah Thabrany and Anne Mills (2011). Health Financing Reforms in South East Asia: challenges in achieving universal coverage. Lancet , January 25. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(10) 61890-9.
    • Ghailan K, Jusoh A, Rizal M, Sharifa Ezat, Ibrahim F, Jalal H and S Aljunid (2010). Impact of HIV/AIDS on households economy in Malaysia. Global Journal of Health Science 2(2): 142-153.
    • Sharifa Ezat WP, Sharifah NA, Sayyidi Hamzi AR, Norin Rahayu S, Shamsul Azhar S and Syed Mohamed Aljunid (2010) Prevalence of Human Papiloma Virus Genotypes in Pre-invasive and Invasive Cervical Cancer- A UKM Study. Medicine &Health 5(2): 66-76.
    • Moshiri H, S Aljunid, Rahmah MA and Zafar A. (2010) Impact of implementation of case-mix system on efficiency of a teaching hospital in Malaysia. Global Journal of Health Science 2(2): 91-95.
    • Sharifa Ezat W.P. and Syed Aljunid. (2010). Cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination in the prevention of cervical cancer in Malaysia. Asian Pacific J. Cancer Prev., 11: 79-90.
    • Phan K. Sthiannopkao S., Kim K.W., Wong M.H., Sao V., Jamal H.H., Mohamed Salleh M.Y., Syed Mohamed A. (2010). Health risk assessment of inorganic arsenic intake of Cambodia residents through groundwater drinking pathway. Water Research DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2010.06.021
    • Manhal AA.; Bhari MB; Hussain IHMI; Aljunid SM and Zafar A (2010) A study of risk factors for Pneumonia among children under five. Medical Journal of Malaysia: 65(Supplement A): 48
    • J. D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, H. Li, S. Ratanawijitrasin, S. Vidyasagar, X. Y. Wang–1, S. Aljunid, N. Shah, Z. Wang, S. Hirunrassamee, K. L. Bairy, J. Wang, S. Saperi, A. M. Nur and K. Eggleston (2010) Inpatient treatment of diabetic patients in Asia: evidence from India, China, Thailand and Malaysia. Diabetic Medicine 27: 101-8
    • Sharifa Ezat WP, Azimatun NA, Nik Jasmin and Syed Aljunid (2009) Waiting Times for Elective Orthopaedic Surgeries in a Teaching Hospital and Their Influencing Factors. Medicine & Health 4(1): 53-60
    • Dahlui M, Hishamshah MI, Rahman AJA and SM Aljunid (2009). Quality of life in transfusion dependent thalassaemia patients on desferrioxamine treatment. Singapore Medical Journal. 50(6): 794-99.
    • Shariffah Ezzat Wan Puteh, SM Aljunid, Paul Ng and Rushdan Mohd Nor (2009) Quality of life among preinvasive and invasive cervical cancer patients in Malaysia. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry. 10: (2)- July-December.
    • Izamin I, Aniza I, Rizal AM and SM Aljunid (2009). Comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithrotripsy and ureteroscopy for treatment of proximal ureteric calculi: a cost-effectiveness study. Medical Journal of Malaysia 64(1) March: 12-21.