Public Health at the Forefront

Public Health is “the art of applying science in the context of politics so as to reduce inequalities in health while ensuring the best health for the greatest number” (Acheson, 1988; WHO).

In an article published in the News Strait Times newspaper, Dr Kishwen Kanna Yoga Ratman a Doctor of Public Health student from the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine shared his view on the importance of public health particularly in the time of the COVID19 pandemic.

Dr Kishwen is one of the many postgraduate students from the Department that have volunteered to offer their services in the University Malaya Medical Centre COVID19 Healthcare Workers Surveillance Centre.

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