Arunah Chandran

Public health medicine specialist, with experience in clinical medicine, health systems, NCD policies, public health operations, and clinical research. Led national policy response for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancers in Malaysia. Currently, focused on implementation and evaluation of affordable and equitable integrated multi-cancer early detection package to improve cancer outcomes in resource-constrained settings. Initially trained as a physician, I have a double Masters in Public Health and Medical Aesthetics/Anti-aging as well as a doctorate in Public Health (Epidemiology).

Vaccine Hesitancy

As a mother of three young children and a public health doctor as well, the first reported case of polio shocked me. We have not had a polio case in Malaysia for 28 years. Just weeks after the first reported case, we hear the devastating news of two more unvaccinated children falling ill due to…

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Digital Health and Non Communicable Disease

The following article was authored by Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha and Dr Arunah Chandran for the conference, “The promise of digital health to address non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries” which was convened by Wilton Park on 25 to 27 November 2019 and published in Infomed Malaysia, Issue 32, Jan- March 2020. Introduction “With…

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