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6th May 2021 (Thursday)

10:00-12:30 (GMT+8)

Objective: To provide overview and share Malaysia’s experience on the governance of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 






Topic 1: Regulation of Traditional & Complementary Medicine Practitioners in Malaysia


Dr Dyanan Puvanandran

Secretary of Traditional & Complementary Medicine Council

Traditional & Complementary Medicine Division

Ministry of Health Malaysia


Topic 2: Regulation of Traditional & Complementary Medicine Products in Malaysia


Dr Seetha Ramasamy

Head of Complementary & Alternative Medicines Section

Centre of Product & Cosmetic Evaluation

National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency

Ministry of Health Malaysia


Q&A and Wrap Up

Language: English

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MBBS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

MPH, Universiti Malaya

Dr. Dyanan started service with the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) in 2004 and completed his housemanship training in Hospital Muar. He served for 3 years as Medical Officer in charge of Bakri Health Clinic, Muar. In 2010, Dr. Dyanan obtained the Master of Public Health degree from Universiti Malaya. For the past 9 years, Dr. Dyanan has served with the Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM) Division of the MOH, including 3 years as Head of the Policy & Development Section. He was appointed by the Minister of Health as the first Secretary of the T&CM Council of the MOH since December 2016 to date. Dr. Dyanan was a member of the ASEAN Task Force on Traditional Medicine from 2012-2016 and has represented Malaysia at several international meetings and forums. He is also an Evaluation Panel member for the Malaysian Qualifications Agency for the accreditation of T&CM educational programmes. Dr. Dyanan has been invited by the WHO in Geneva to participate in WHO Working Group Meetings on Benchmarks for Training in Anthroposophic Medicine (Berlin, 2018) and Yoga (Delhi, 2019) by virtue of his regulatory experience. As the Secretary of the T&CM Council, his work primarily deals with regulation of T&CM practices and practitioners as provided for under the T&CM Act 2016, including practitioner registration with the T&CM Council that recently commenced in March 2021.



PhD (Bio-Pharmacy) Universiti Malaya

MSc. (Analytical Chemistry & Instrumental Analysis) Universiti Malaya

B.Pharm (Hons.) Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Seetha is a regulatory pharmacist and is currently heading the Complementary & Alternative Medicines Section in the Centre of Product & Cosmetic Evaluation, National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). She obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1997 from UniversitI Sains Malaysia, Master of Science (Analytical Chemistry & Instrumental Analysis) from Universiti Malaya in 2006 and PhD (Bio-Pharmacy) from Universiti Malaya in 2017. After graduating from USM, she started her career as a pupil pharmacist in Hospital Kuala Lumpur for a year. Upon completion of her pupillage, she was posted to work as a pharmacy enforcement officer in Johor for 3 years. She then joined NPRA in 2002 and has worked as a regulatory pharmacist since then. Her initial work was in the Complementary Product Section focusing on traditional medicine before moving on to the Generic Medicine Section in 2018. In 2020, she moved back to the Complementary & Alternative Medicines Section in charge of both traditional medicine and health supplements product evaluation. Her areas of expertise are in complementary & alternative medicine product registration. She believes that good and effective regulatory system is required to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of health products, as well as the accuracy and appropriateness of the health product information available to the public and patients.