On 12th March 2022, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Hisham bin Abdullah, Director-General of Health for Malaysia, was awarded the first Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Award for Leadership in Public Health in recognition for his contributions in leading the healthcare sector response against the Covid-19 pandemic and revolutionising a new approach for affordable drug development to eliminate Hepatitis C. On that note, he delivered a public lecture titled “Steeling Up Against the Omicron Storm – Is Malaysia Prepared?” in Penang Institute – the 6th edition of the Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Public Lecture co-organised by Penang Institute and The Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society. The event was broadcasted LIVE on Penang Institute’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as The Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society’s Facebook page, and can be viewed here.
During the program, Madam Lim Guat Eng (Ying Zhi) generously donated two paintings to The Dr. Wu Lien-Teh society, titled “Tribute to the Great Man of the Century, Dr. Wu Lien-Teh” and “Savior of Mankind” respectively. The large-sized paintings represented her gratitude to the contributions of the Father of Modern Medicine, Dr Wu Lien-Teh, and will be placed in Penang Institute’s Dr Wu Lien-Teh Commemorative Room.
Members of the press were invited to cover the event. Linked below are the articles published by various members of the press on the event, arranged in terms of language for ease of reading. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to members of the press who covered the event.
The Edge Markets: RTK-Antigen a good surveillance tool as country enters transition to Covid-19 endemic phase
Bernama: Health D-G: RTK-Antigen a good tool
The Sun: RTK-Antigen a good surveillance tool as country enters transition to endemic phase
The Star: Covid-19: Use antigen rapid test kits approved by MDA, says Health DG
KOSMO!: Jangkaan hujung bulan ini lepasi kemuncak penularan Omicron
Utusan Malaysia: Malaysia dijangka lepasi kemuncak jangkitan Omicron hujung bulan ini
Free Malaysia Today:
1) BM: Gelombang Omicron stabil, kata Noor Hisham
2) English: Omicron wave appears to have stabilised, says Noor Hisham
China Press: 疫缠第三年 若没新变种病毒病例3月尾下降
Guang Ming Daily: 諾希山：大馬Omicron病例 料本月杪下降
See Hua Daily News: 自我检测没发现确诊因体内病毒率低 诺希山：病毒已无传染力
Nanyang Siang Pau:
1) 诺希山:前提没新变种 大马确诊病例料月尾下降
2) 孕妇及肺肝肾病患者不宜 冠病口服药Paxlovid不开放售卖
Kwong Wah Yit Poh: 诺希山：抗原快速检测试剂-可检出高病毒载量病例