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Tan Sri Datu Prof. Dr. Hj. Mohamad Taha Arif  

Academic Post : Professor of Public Health Medicine
Date Joining UNIMAS : 1st March 2006
Qualifications : MBBS (Malaya) DPH (Glasgow), FOMM (Malaysia), FFOM (RCP Ireland), FPHM (Malaysia), Dr Science UNIMAS
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Contract
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5680



Working Experiences

  • Director General of Health Malaysia
  • Deputy Director General ( Public Health) Malaysia
  • Director Disease Control Division Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Director Institute for Medical Research Malaysia
  • State Director of Health Sarawak
  • State Director of Health Kelantan
  • State Director of Health Negeri Sembilan
  • Divisional Health Officers, Division of Sibu, Kuching  Kapit
  • Director of Hospital Serian, Lawas, Rajah Charles Memorial Hospital Kuching


Current Academic Responsibility

  • Teaching Community Medicine and Public Health to undergraduate students
  • Teaching and supervision of students in Masters of Public Health and Dr Public Health in various courses such as Health Management, Medical Organization, and  Epidemiology


Research Interests and Projects

  • Currently holder of e-science fund on the study of Leptospirosis in Sarawak as well as studying food hygiene among food handlers in Kuching


  • Several papers in journals, bulletin and full proceeding in the areas of epidemiology, infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases, non communicable diseases, disease control, medical and health care, health management, and others


Current Non academic responsibilities

  • As the Chairman of the Board of Director, National Heart Institute Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • A member of the Board of Director, Sebayor Medical Holding, UNIMAS

Involvement in Professional Organization

  • Member of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia
  • Member of the Public Health Specialist Association Malaysia
  • Member of the Kenyalang Foundation

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • Editorial Advisor of The Borneo Medical Journal
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Public Health Journal Malaysia
  • Community projects with students community posting under community Medicine and Public Health Department

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