Prof. Datuk Dr. Lokman Hakim bin Sulaiman


Prof. Datuk Dr. Lokman Hakim bin Sulaiman

Datuk Dr. Lokman Hakim S is Professor of Public Health at the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur. He graduated as Medical Doctor from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Master in Public Health from National University Singapore and PhD in Medical Parasitology from UKM. He was conferred the Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia and is the current President of the College of Public Health Medicine of the Academy. He is also a Fellow of Academy of Medicine of Singapore. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia.

He took optional retirement in July 2017 from the Ministry of Health of Malaysia after serving for more than 32 years, including 18 years as researcher with the Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur. His last position before retirement was the Deputy Director General of Health (Public Health). His research interest is in infectious disease transmission dynamics and environmental health. He is credited for the establishment of the National Malaria Elimination Program and Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program. In Public Health development, he is instrumental in the development of public health physician career pathway, structured public health physician training in MOH and establishment of the sub-specialty program.

He had served in various consultancy capacities to WHO. Among the more recent assignment were, Member of Expert Advisory Group on Environmental Health to the WHO Regional Director of Western Pacific Office (WPRO), 2016, Member of Malaria Advisory Committee WHO Geneva 2015, and Scientific Ad-Hoc Committee for WHO-Tropical Disease Research (TDR) Program, 2016. Recently, he is appointed as a Member of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework Advisory Group to the DG of WHO Geneva, for the period 2017-2019.