Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), Centre for Law and Ethics in Science And Technology (CELEST) & UM Research Ethics (UMREC) WEBINAR
22 January 2021 (Friday), 3pm – 4.30pm • Registration link (Zoom): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_80-A-e9ST4SSjvBFoPPmHw
Safe and effective covid-19 vaccines are now potentially within reach. However, due to the limited stocks, vaccines will need to be deployed in batches over a period of time. Hence, this leads to the question of who should be the first to receive scarce COVID-19 vaccines. Any vaccination allocation strategy must take into account ethical principles and values to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines across our population. Ethical dimensions such as maximising benefits and minimising harms to human well-being; mitigating vulnerabilities and inequalities; as well as promoting social justice need to be taken into account. In this regard, there is much to be gained from listening to and considering the views of experts from different fields to gain a deeper understanding of how allocation strategies can and should meet the needs of society.
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Registration link (Zoom): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_80-A-e9ST4SSjvBFoPPmHw
The first Malaysian doctor to gain a PhD in Health Informatics, Prof Awg Bulgiba is also the first public health physician in Malaysia to hold these 4 fellowships simultaneously (Fellow of Faculty of Public Health UK, Fellow of Public Health Medicine Malaysia, Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia, Fellow of Academy of Science). He is currently Secretary-General for the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and President of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health-KL (APACPH-KL), a Malaysian NGO dedicated to public health. As Project Director, he headed and completed Malaysia’s National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation 2021-2030 (NPSTI 2021-2030), which is setting the direction for STI in Malaysia until 2030.
Social Wellbeing Research Centre (SWRC), Universiti MalayaView Profile
Professor Datuk Norma Mansor is the Director of Social Wellbeing Research Centre (SWRC) at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, a position she holds since 2013. Prior to this, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration from April 2004 to June 2009. Among her notable appointments were Secretary of the National Economic Advisory Council in Prime Minister’s Department (2009 to 2011), advisor and consultant to various organisations which include the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, International Labor Organisation (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU). As an academic, Professor Datuk Norma has written extensively in books and scholarly journals. She holds a Ph.D. and Masters from the University of Liverpool (UK) and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree from University of Malaya. Her research interest includes public policy, governance and social protection. In recognition of her contributions, Professor Datuk Norma was awarded Emeritus Professorship by the University of Malaya at the October 2018 convocation. Professor Datuk Norma is also the President of the Malaysian Economic Association (MEA).