Independent Health Policy Specialist Dr. Khor Swee Kheng appointed as the Chair for the ASEAN-BAC Healthcare Working Group

 

ASEAN-BAC Malaysia appoints Independent Health Policy Specialist Dr. Khor Swee Kheng as the Chair for the ASEAN-BAC Healthcare Working Group with the concurrence of ASEAN-BAC.

Dr. Khor Swee Kheng is a physician currently specialising in health systems & policies, and global health, focusing on Southeast Asia. Previously, he held progressively senior roles in four other practice areas (clinical medicine; refugee & disaster relief; clinical research; and healthcare anti-corruption) over the last 15 years. Throughout the years, he has been based in Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, China and France, covering over 90 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Organiser: ASEAN-BAC Malaysia
Chair: Dr. Khor Swee Kheng, Chair of ASEAN Business Advisory Council
(ASEAN-BAC) Healthcare Working Group (HWG)

 

The first ASEAN-BAC Healthcare Working Group (HWG) Meeting in 2021 chaired by Dr. Khor was held on Friday and was attended by members from the Joint Business Councils (JBCs) and ASEAN-BAC.

Outlined by Tan Sri Munir Majid, Chairman of ASEAN-BAC Malaysia, the meeting discussed three priorities for ASEAN-BAC HWG 2021:

  • Creating a Regional Travel Bubble with an antibody/vaccination passport and regional contact tracing infrastructure
  • Implementing the Medical Device Directive 2015
  • Establishing a vaccine pooled procurement mechanism within ASEAN

YB Rozaimeriyanty Abd. Rahman, Chair of ASEAN-BAC 2021, showed her strong support by emphasising that the ASEAN-BAC HWG needs to be reactivated to address the inclusivity in the healthcare sector for the ASEAN’s economic recovery.