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The motto of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia is “Dengan Tatangan Ilmi” for those who do not know the meaning it is “towards acquiring knowledge”. Many people practice their lifestyle in different ways but whenever society get together to establish patterns or systems  to consider themselves successful and prevent decadence they regulate themselves, create rules and make laws. The basics to these  implementation of systems is knowledge. The ability to keep on existing and sustaining success and happiness is knowledge that has to perpetually be improved upon. Our academy’s motto is the perfect motto “Dengan Tatangan Ilmi”.
Our private practitioners enrol in large numbers to further themselves and improve on abilities in Family Medicine. The Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia has provided pathways for general practitioners to improve on their social status besides adding to their knowledge and success. Many of our teachers are conjoint degree holders being professors, researchers and administrators at private and public universities. Our degrees are recognised by the Ministry of Health and those who passed the Conjoint Examination are recognised as specialist and are at par with those who have other post graduate degrees.
Today our membership numbers are stronger and we have a common voice to suggest, propose and motivate decisions to policy makers in the Ministry of Health. We are able to address health issues, provide critical thinking and express opinions that are current and practical.
We help to fulfil the requirements initiated by the World Health Organisation and we promote a paradigm shift from problem oriented to goal oriented Medical Care. We intend to continue in upholding the resolution on Primary Healthcare made at the sixty second world health assembly i.e to train and retain adequate numbers of health workers, with appropriate skill-mix, including primary healthcare nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and family physicians. We will enable systems and methods to work in a multi disciplinary context, in cooperation with non-professional community health workers so as to respond effectively to people’s health needs.
Our Plan is to provide the “Five Star Doctor” who can assess and improve the quality of care, make optimal use of new technologies, promote healthy lifestyles, reconcile individual and community health requirements and work efficiently in teams.
Our next step should be to improve on our quality assurance through the Quality Improvement Program that we establish years ago perhaps with a relook at improving our methodologies with intent to find the right fit and we should offer significant and unique methods of audit in our doctors’ practices. We have to design our Quality Improvement Program so that we help the doctor to create the right environment for an excellent build up on the courage and confidence of the practising doctor.  Quality Assurance is here to stay and we have to keep ahead of HSCFA, MSQH etc.
Our aim should be to have doctors who are cheerful and bright, walk in with the skip in their step and sparkle in their eyes.
The government has been trying to introduce the One Care Health system. I believe that this move will be initiated again. Various systems like  the UK based system, the Australian and Canadian systems have certain merits that can perhaps be applied in to our current healthcare systems. Much study is required on this and we in the AFPM can opine on the methodologies. There is no doubt that disease prevention and health promotion is going to be the thrust in primary care. How do we get involved in spear heading this ? The Exercise Is Medicine (EIM) which we are doing with the Olympic Council of Malaysia maybe an idea amongst others. The idea in EIM is that every doctor exercises, prescribe exercises and makes exercise something to be prescribed.  It is difficult to shift from prescribing drugs to prescribing exercise but we can use the current belief of patients who use alternate medicine and physical therapy to replace pharmacological treatments to be shifted to exercises.
Finally our next great event will be WONCA 2014 conference in Sarawak. We all need to be there. Our numbers will make a difference. Our scientific program has great promise, being carried out by world class leaders in research. I believe that our general practitioners and family physicians will benefit greatly by attending this event.
Let us work together for a better AFPM, for better Family Medicine and General Practitioners.
Thank you. 

Dr. K. Sudha Nanthan
President, AFPM




 
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WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2014

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Quality Improvement Programme

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