|Date||17 February 2020|
|Venue||Conference Room, ISIS Malaysia|
Dr Khor Swee Kheng
Health Systems and Policies
University of Malaya
As viruses have no passports, the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak is a fight between species, not between countries or between individuals. The ongoing outbreak highlights the intersections between health systems, public health and security at the nation-state, regional and global levels. The inevitable interactions between science, domestic politics and geopolitics during transnational outbreaks must help, rather than hinder, successful outbreak responses. How should Malaysia respond during crisis periods, build resilience during non-crisis periods, and interact effectively with other countries to assure global health?