Dr Maznah Dahlui is a Public Health Physician and a Professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She lectures on health economics, supervises and conducts economic evaluation research. She is currently Deputy Dean (Development) of Faculty of Medicine and is a senate member of University of Malaya.
Her experiences working in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia provides good linkages with the ministry resulting in consultancy works on evaluating and monitoring the National Strategic Planning of HIV/AIDs and as UNAIDs consultant for the National AIDs Spending Assessment in Malaysia. She is on the research team for the Study of Disease and Injury Burden, Malaysia. Her works with the Ministry of Health was acknowledged by World Health Organization who conferred her to do the study to evaluate the practice of female circumcision in Malaysia. Dr Maznah has been appointed as the Chair of Malaysian Adolescent’s Health Clearing House since 2013 and as a Technical Advisory Committee for Health Economic Technologies Evaluation since 2015, by the Ministry of Health.
Dr Maznah has great interest on breast cancer and has been involved in several studies on breast cancer including the economic evaluation of the screening and treatment of breast cancer, and the relationships between lifestyles and the quality of life in breast cancer patients. Internationally, Dr Maznah is collaborating with Uni. of Leeds, United Kingdom, Uni. of Singapore and Uni. Al Aen, UAE looking into factors causing a delay in diagnosis and treatment for Breast Cancer. As for infectious diseases, she conducted the cost-effectiveness analysis of Harm Reduction Program for HIV and on Hepatitis C management.
Dr Maznah currently also holds the position of Regional Director, Secretary and MPH accreditation reviewer of APACPH and an International Advisory Committee of the AUN- Health Promotion.