Dr. Maznah Dahlui is a Public Health Medicine Specialist who had served for several years with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and was an Entrepreneur before becoming an academician in the University of Malaya in 2003. Her specialty is health economics, with a major interest in the evaluation of health programs. She had conducted many economic evaluations of the country’s policies and programs, working with various ministries in Malaysia such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour and Prime Minister’s Department. She has good linkages with international institutions such as the UNFPA, UNESCO, World Bank, WHO which have led to several consultancy projects centred on the evaluation and monitoring of health programs.
Maznah’s research interest extends to cancer screening, infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C, adolescents health and obesity prevention; applying the economic evaluation approaches. She has been actively engaging NGOs (such as Breast Cancer Welfare Society and MAKNA) and the communities (the urban poor community and rural populations) for breast cancer screening and combating chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Her international research experiences include working with collaborators from Sanger Institute, University Cambridge, United Kingdom on the Salt Reduction Study, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia on Return of Investment of Harm Reduction Program, University of Usmanu Danfodia, Sokoto, Nigeria on sexual reproductive health issues under the auspices of the Africa-Asia Development University Network (AADUN), and currently is conducting intervention research with Uni. of Bristol, UK (Newton Ungku Omar grant on the adolescent’s or MyHeart Beat study) and community engagement project with Uni. Of Queens Belfast, UK (also Newton Ungku Omar grant on the Cancer Awareness or PACED study).