Professor Dr. Hematram Yadav is the Head of Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences Section, International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia. Prior to his appointment, he was the head of Family Health Unit in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (UM).

He received his basic medical degree (MBBS) in Kerala, India and went on to do his Masters in Public Health (MPH) in University Malaya and MBA in Boston University. Before he joined University Malaya he was the Director of Family Health Development Division in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia.

He has more than 50 publications in both the local and international journals and has authored 8 books and he has presented several scientific papers in local and international forums. During his career in Ministry of Health he served as Chairman of the Reproductive Health Meeting organized by the Family Health Division at World health Organization (WHO) HQ in Geneva, Switzerland and he was also Vice-Chairman of the Members of Interested Parties Meeting (MIP) in WHO HQ in Geneva. He has organized several conferences and has been Organizing Chairman of several workshops including the WHO workshop for Communications skills for Researchers and was honored to be a member of the Malaysian delegate to the World Health Assembly held in Palaise du Nation Geneva, Switzerland in May 1997.

He has been a consultant for WHO, UNICEF and In Develop (Sweden) for several years. While as a consultant with WHO in the Western Pacific Region he worked in primary health care, maternal and child health care, and management of health services in several countries including China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos PDR, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vanuatu and Brunei Darussalam. He recently completed a primary health project under In Develop in Laos PDR which has been implemented in the whole country

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia (FAMM) Public Health Chapter and is on several Editorial Boards of medical journals. He has been a guest editor and reviewer of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health and the Malaysian Medical Journal. He has participated in several research projects and his current research interest is on maternal mortality and low birth weight infants. Currently he is doing a joint research project with University Malaya on the economic impact of gastro-intestinal disorders in a multi racial Asian population: The role of ethnic and social factors in health seeking behaviour. He has supervised many Maters of Public Health and PhD students in their thesis.

He can be contacted at yadav@imu.edu.my

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