5th National Hepatitis Conference Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Unit, Ampang Hospital, the theme of the 5th National Hepatitis Conference is “Towards eliminating viral hepatitis“. 

Update 17 February 2020: The National Hepatitis Conference has been postponed. More information 


Welcome speech and opening ceremony

Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and DNDi Board Member



Elimination of hepatitis C by 2030: A realistic goal?

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Time: 9:00

Moderator: Benjamin Cowie, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, The Doherty Institute


  • Gregory Dore, Program Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical, Research Program, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Gamal Eldin Esmat, Endemic Medicine and Hepatogastroenterology Department, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Sherine Helmy, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of Pharco Group, Egypt
  • Datuk Dr Noor Hisham bin Abdullah, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and DNDi Board Member
  • Huma Qureshi, Advisor to the Federal Health Minister of Pakistan
  • Ying-Ru Jacqueline Lo, Head of Mission and WHO Representative to Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore


Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) case study presentations for hepatitis C

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Time: 14:00

Moderator: Jean-Michel Piedagnel, Director, DNDi South-East Asia


  • Jean-Philippe Dousset, Medical Coordinator, MSF Cambodia
  • Gul Ghuttai Khalid, Deputy Medical Coordinator, MSF Pakistan



More information:



Comment on: “Projections of the Healthcare Costs and Disease Burden due to Hepatitis C Infection Under Different Treatment Policies in Malaysia, 2018–2040”
by Radzi Abu Hassan M, Chan HK. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2019, doi: 10.1007/s40258-019-00543-x