Dr Syed Aljunid is a President of Public Health Medicine and Health Economics of National University of Malaysia (UKM). He is currently appointed as the Founding Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University from 1st January 2016. He is the first Malaysian to obtained PhD in Health Economics from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1995. He was appointed as the first Professor of Health Economics in Malaysia by UKM in 2000. Prior to this he served as a Senior Research Fellow of United Nations University International Institute for Global Health. He obtained his MD from National University of Malaysia, Master of Science in Public Health from National University of Singapore and PhD in Health Economics and Financing, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
His main interest is in the strengthening of health care system of developing countries through research and development in health policy, health economics and financing. He has vast experience in health economic methodologies and techniques including Cost-Analysis, Cost Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis. He has conducted more than 50 research projects, most of the projects is to support decision making on new technologies in developing countries. He is currently involves in supporting a number of developing countries to develop and implement casemix system for provider payment method under Social Health Insurance programmes. His work on casemix system in ITCC-UKM and UNU-IIGH covers research and capacity building programmes in many countries around the world including Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Mongolia, Vietnam, Bhutan, China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Nepal, Uruguay, Iran, Chile, Kenya and Ghana.
Currently, he serves as the co-chair of Morbidity Technical Advisory Group of ICD-11 Revision of World Health Organisation-Family of International Classification. He also serves as the Executive Council Member of Patient System Classification International. He is the Founding President of Malaysian Health Economics Association (MY-HEA) and Malaysian Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (MY-ISPOR) and the current President of the Public Health Medicine Specialists’ Association of Malaysia
He has published more than 170 journal articles, book chapters and scientific report. He has presented more than 250 papers in local and international conferences, seminars and workshops. He has authored and co-authored three books. His recent book is “ Measuring Hospitals Efficiency: Theory and Practice”