Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, now a familiar face to Malaysians has been widely praised for providing crucial information in press briefings during the MCO period, and frequent postings via his social media platforms.
Even China’s Global TV Network previously listed our Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah as one of the three leading doctors combating COVID-19 worldwide – an amazing feat for a humble man we barely knew two months ago!
Let’s find out more about our health D-G:
He has been serving the nation as the Director-General of Health since 2013
Prior to 2013, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was the Deputy Director-General of Health, a post he held since 2008. According to his biodata found on the Ministry of Health (MoH) website, the senior consultant breast and endocrine surgeon at Putrajaya Hospital holds a Masters in Surgery and a Medical doctorate degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He received his Fellowship Training in Breast Endocrine Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1997, and has trained in institutions across Adelaide and Sydney, Australia.
He is recognised for his significant contributions
Thanks to his admirable service to the country, Dr Noor Hisham was awarded the Panglima Jasa Negara (P.J.N.) title, a Malaysian federal award which bestows on the recipient the honorary title ‘Datuk’. He has also been awarded a fellowship ad hominem by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This prestigious award constitutes the highest recognition from the oldest, largest and most renowned college of surgeons in the world.
Other notable honorary awards and recognitions received by our Director-General of Health include:
- Excellent Service Award, JKWPKL
- Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (2004)
- Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians London (2012)
- Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine from Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (2014)
- Honorary Fellowship of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia (2015)
- Honorary Fellowship of the International College of Dentists (2016)
- Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from Management and Science University (2017)
He is also known for his special appointments
Our D-G has been invited as a guest speaker at international events and has participated in many groundbreaking health outreach programmes. In a statement by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), as reported by Bernama, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah is among many professionals that have been selected to join a coalition of global scientists to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah is also a member of the board to several health bodies and professional organisations that include Bioeconomy Corporation, Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM), Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
Our D-G, a favorite subject on social media
Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has sparked a fair share of interest on social media including a number of humorous internet memes and posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, all in praise of his amazing efforts.
Special mention to Malaysian artist, Choong Chee Leong (also known as AhGuu) for the stunning screw art piece of Datuk Dr Noor Hisham!
Indeed, our hearts are filled with gratitude and pride to have someone like Dr Noor Hisham who has been working tirelessly on pro-active measures to flatten the curve and curb the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia.