KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Zaliha Mustafa has expressed Malaysia's commitment to digitalising the country's healthcare system and adopting a data-based approach at the Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting (CHMM) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Health Minister, who is in Geneva to attend the meeting and the 76th World Health Assembly (WHA), said the commitment was expressed to improve the standard of health services in the country.
"The next session touched on matters related to preparedness to face pandemics, with special emphasis on promoting equality in the development of health products and technology," she said in a post on Facebook.
Dr Zaliha said she also discussed the commitment of member countries to achieve Universal Health (UHC) by 2030 at CHMM on Saturday (May 20) and emphasised the importance of primary healthcare in achieving universal health coverage.
Dr Zaliha also called on Commonwealth health ministers to provide incentives in the form of tax structuring, research and development (R&D) funding, as well as strategic collaboration with relevant stakeholders to promote the development of the local manufacturing industry in their respective countries.