Roundtable Discussion – Using a dengue vaccine in Malaysia: Are we ready?


The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy will organise a half day closed door roundtable discussion to discuss Malaysia’s readiness to use vaccines for prevention, management, and treatment of dengue.


This roundtable is aimed to be a platform for relevant stakeholders to discuss and consider the potential efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of using a dengue vaccine, and whether this could be a viable option in the prevention and management of dengue in this country.

According to the World Health Organisation, the incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. The Americas, South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions are the most seriously affected, with Asia representing ~70% of the global burden of disease.

As vaccines are slowly introduced in endemic countries, determination of vaccine effectiveness by dose and duration of protection and long-term impact of vaccine programmes will be research priorities.


0930 – 0945 hrs Arrival of attendees and welcome refreshments
0945 – 1000 hrs
Welcome remarks
1000 – 1230 hrs
Panel Discussion: Using a dengue vaccine in Malaysia: Are we ready?

Dr. Wan Ming Keong, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Vector Borne Disease Sector, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health

Prof. Dr. Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh, Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dr Chai Jian Tay, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Discussion and recommendations
1230 hrs Lunch and end of programme


25 Nov 2022


9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Hilton Petaling Jaya
2, Jalan Barat, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


Galen Centre