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Hjh. Zainab bt. Tambi  

Academic Post : Lecturer, DS51
Date Joining UNIMAS : 1st November 2007
Qualifications : Master of Community Nutrition – University of Queensland (Australia)(1991), B Agric Science (Food Science/Nutrition) – UPM (Malaysia)(1978), Dip Agriculture (Home Economics) – UPM(Malaysia)(1975), Hubert H Humphrey Fellow – Cornell  Uni (USA)(1991)
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Contract
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5528

 

Personal

Working Experiences

  • Lecturer at UNIMAS,  Faculty Medicine and Health Sciences , Department of  Community Medicine and Public Health (2007- to date)
  • Deputy Director, Family Health Development, Division Ministry of Health,  Head of Nutrition Section (retired on 10 October 2007)(2002 -2007)
  • Adjunct lecturer, Medical Faculty at UNIMAS (1998 -2002)
  • State Nutritionist, Medical Service Department, Sarawak (1978-2002)
  • Home Economics Supervisor (attachment Sarawak Agriculture Department) (1975)

Teaching

Current Academic Responsibility

  • Lecturer (nutrition)  in Med Year 1, 2 and  4, Nursing  Year  2,  MPH
  • Family Health Programme  Medical Year 1 Course Coordinator, Week coordinator for Community Medicine Block 1
  • Coordinator for 3 courses   in  MPH (Community Nutrition,  Patient Education, Food Quality and Safety)

Research

Research Interests and Projects

  • Community Nutrition

Publications

Journals:

  • Foo LC,  Zainab T,  Letchumanan GR, Nafikudin M, Azriman R, Doraisingam P and Khalid BAK (1994). Endemic goitre in the Lemanak and Ai river villages of Sarawak. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health, 25(3): 575-578
  • Taha MA, Zainab T, Lau D and Yeo P(1995) . Survey of availability of iodine-enriched salt in Sarawak, Med J Malaysia, 50 (4): (391-395)
  • Foo LC,  Zainab T.  Goh SY,  Letchumanan GR, Nafikudin M, Doraisingam P and Khalid BAK). Iodization of village water supply in the control of endemic iodine deficiency in rural Sarawak (1996): Biomed Environ Sci, 9(2-3) :236-241
  • Foo LC,  Zainab T, Nafikudin M, Letchumanan GR (1996). Salt: an ineffective vehicle for iodine delivery to young children in rural Sarawak. Ann Endocrinol, 57(6):470-475
  • Kiyu A,  Zainab T and Yahya A, Iodine deficiency disorders in Sarawak (1998), Asia Pacific J Clin Nutr (7): 256-261

Paper presentation:

  • Kiyu A,  Zainab T (1992). Iodine deficiency disorders in Sarawak, East Malaysia. Paper presented at the WHO/UNICEF/ICCIDD Workshop on Iodine Deficiency Disorders , Manila, Philippines, 15-19 June, 1992
  • Tee ES, Cavalli-Sforza LT, Kandiah M, Narimah A, Chong MS, Satgunasingam N, Kamaruddin L, Zainab T  (1996). Nutrition Studies of adolescent girls in three secondary schools in Samarahan District, Sarawak. Presented at the 11th Scientific Conference of the Nutritioin Society of Malaysia, 23-24 March, 1996
  • Malnutrition in Sarawak (2000)  Kiyu A, Zainab T and Yahya A. Presented at the Public Health Officers’ Meeting , Ministry of Health, 13-15 February 2000, Port Dickson
  • Status of functional foods in Malaysia (2004).  Presented at the Regional Expert Consultation of the Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition on the Functional Foods and Its Implication in Daily Dietary, 16-19 November, 2004, Bangkok
  • Prevention and control of obesity, public health initiatives by the Ministry of Health,  Challenges and opportunities. (2005). Presented at the International Science Congress (ISC), MASO, 3-6 August, 2005, Kuala Lumpur
  • Action framework for physical activity, Malaysia examples (2006). Presented at Workshop on Implementation of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health in Asian countries, 10-13 October, 2006, Manila
  •  Action framework for healthy nutrition, Malaysia examples (2006). Presented at Workshop on Implementation of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health in Asian countries, 10-13 October, 2006, Manila
  • Roles of schools in promoting physical activity, healthy diets and preventing childhood obesity, Malaysia examples (2006). Presented at Workshop on Implementation of the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health in Asian countries, 10-13 October, 2006, Manila
  • Micronutrient intervention programmes in Malaysia (2006). Presented at the Micronutrient Fortification for Better Health Seminar, 11 September, 2006 Kuala Lumpur
  • IDD status, strategies and effectiveness of iodine deficiencies disorders prevention and control programme in Malaysia (2006). Presented at the National IDD Technical Committee Meeting, 12 September, 2006, Kuala Lumpur

Other research input:

  • Body Image Nutrition Education Package (2004) as a member of UKM, UPM, UNIMAS and USM research group (IRPA 2004)
  • Peer reviewer on the Chapter on Nutritional Status of Adults aged 18-59 years Malaysian Adult Nutrition Survey 2003 – To be published

External

Involvement in Professional Organization

  • Life Member of Nutrition Society Malaysia, Council Member of the 10th NSM Council (2006-2008) Fellow of Nutrition Society of Malaysia 2006
  • Ordinary Member of Malaysian Association for the Studies of Obesity (MASO)

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • Member of  Majlis  Wanita  Sarawak, Sarawak State Government (1992-1994)
  • Chairman, Sarawak Federation of Women’s Institute, Life member since 1981(2007- 2009)

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