KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa (pix) tabled Malaysia’s commitment to digitalising the country’s healthcare system and adopting a data-based approach at the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting (CHMM) in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday (May 20).

She said the commitment was expressed to improve the standard of health services in the country.

“The next session touched on matters related to preparedness to face pandemics, with special emphasis on promoting equality in the development of health products and technology,“ she said in a post on Facebook.

Dr Zaliha, who is in Geneva to attend the CHMM and the 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) said she also discussed the commitment of member countries to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.

She also emphasised the importance of primary health care in achieving UHC at the WHA, which takes place from May 21 to 30.

Dr Zaliha also called on Commonwealth Health Ministers to provide incentives in the form of tax structuring, Research and Development (R&D) funding as well as strategic collaboration with relevant stakeholders to promote the development of the local manufacturing industry in their respective countries. - Bernama