AHIBS Economist Paves Way for Research on COVID-19 Impact on Remote Communities

Prepared by: AP. Dr. Rossilah Jamil

Professor Dr. Asan Ali Golam Hassan from Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS) won a contract research grant by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to provide technical support on the planning and implementation of a nationwide survey to support the formulation of a post-pandemic recovery plan for indigenous and remote community health in Malaysia.

The COVID-19 pandemic is believed to have affected the socioeconomic and health of communities. However, the magnitude and nature of the impact are largely unknown. The information gained from the survey will not only help to inform the current response needed for the affected communities, but it will also help to form the basis for a post-pandemic recovery plan in ensuring the maintenance of health service delivery.

The project worth RM250,000 takes place between August till November 2021 and involves researchers from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, National Health Institute, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Institute of Teachers Education Tengku Ampuan Afzan and Ministry of Rural Development.

Professor Asan is a renowned figure in a rural study in Malaysia having published, research and involved in policy making in the area. He is also a frequent face in the local media speaking on issues related to economic planning and development.

More about Professor Dr Asan Ali :
– Profesor Dr Asan Ali profile on faculty website
Profesor Dr Asan Ali profile on UTM Scholar