The department hosted visitors from the Surya Mitra Husada Institute of Science Kediri East Java (STRADA), Indonesia, which was led by Dr Sandu Siyoto and Dr Yuly Peristiowatti the chair and vice-chair. The other delegations are Dr Koesnadi, Dr Sentot Imam, Dr Indasah, Dr Byba Melda and 75 Master of Public Health candidates. Prof Dr Victor Hoe represented the Head of Department to present information about Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Public Health in Malaysia and introduce to them the SPM website. After that Dr Nasrin Aghamohammadi presented a paper on Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology In Malaysia, and Environmental Audit in Malaysia.
The students were interested in the Doctor of Public Health programme as an opportunity continue their study. They were also interested in the occupational and environmental standards in Malaysia. The delegates also have the opportunity to visit the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) secretariat office located in the Department. Ms Camelina Chan the Executive explained to them the role of the office and the criteria for joining APACPH.