It is no doubt that high quality primary care brings us one step closer to a healthier society, as it address the needs of patients in the context of their families and communities, serving as the first point of contact of our nation healthcare system. MMI realizes that there is much to learn about this topic, hence we are proud to present to you: Professor Datuk Dr Daniel Mahendran Thuraiappah who will bepresenting the keynote speech on “Primary Care and the Challenges of GPs”.
Professor Datuk Dr Daniel Mahendran Thuraiappah is a Malaysian medical practitioner of many years, and also a Professor in Family Medicine in MAHSA University from 2013 till present. His passion for lifelong learning is also evident through his current role as President of the Executive Committee 2014 – 2015 of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia which upholds the goal of providing postgraduate medical training for general practitioners as well as organizing scientific meetings for doctors.
Notably, he was heavily involved in setting up postgraduate education for all general practitioners and is also the Director of the World Christian Doctors Network in Malaysia. Professor Dr. Mahendran also engages in discussions with the Ministry of Health on the healthcare delivery systems in primary care and is currently working on the National Health Fund Project in Malaysia. With all that’s been said, we believe that he is a well-qualified candidate to take on the discussion of primary care in our country as well as the intrinsic challenges that it face.