KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 – Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will attend the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program at Harvard University in the United States from June 12 to 15.
The Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program by the Ivy League university in Boston, Massachusetts, is organised by special invitation and Khairy is one of 12 ministers selected globally to participate in the global annual programme.
All 12 elected ministers are involved in the health, education, and human development portfolios, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) today.
“The programme emphasises on leadership aspects, besides focusing on the interactive and practical partnership of participants through case study discussions and their respective experiences in human development as well as economic progress.
“A special invitation to the Minister of Health to participate in the programme that is organised every year is a recognition for the country, especially the MOH Malaysia.
“It is also one of the best platforms to learn and analyse the experiences of other countries that can be used as a reference, as well as an opportunity for Malaysia to share successes and experiences in managing the Covid-19 pandemic,” the MOH stated.
The Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program is jointly organised by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Since its inception, 183 ministers from 64 countries have participated in the programme that is designed to enhance leadership effectiveness and political acumen, inform human development policy and investment priorities, and develop planning and execution capacity among ministers.
Recently, Khairy attended the 75th World Health Assembly – the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) – in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 22 to 30.
He visited Singapore immediately after from May 31 to June 3, meeting Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and several other ministers, as well as Singapore’s opposition leader, besides speaking at the National University of Singapore (NUS).