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Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Title: Immediate Past President

Organization: Monash University, Malaysia

Country: Malaysia


Adeeba Kamarulzaman is the Chief Executive Officer of Monash University Malaysia and the Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Malaysia) of Monash University Australia. A graduate of Monash University Australia and trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases, she established the Infectious Diseases Unit and the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) at the University of Malaya, the only multidisciplinary research centre in Malaysia dedicated to HIV research in the community. Adeeba held the position of Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, from 2011 to 2019. In this position, her transformational leadership was evident through her robust medical undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum reforms.

She was President of the Malaysian AIDS Council from 2006 to 2010 and, in this capacity, was involved in advocating for and overseeing the implementation of community-based HIV and AIDS programmes across the country. She remains Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation, a trust that raises funds for HIV prevention, treatment and care programmes implemented by the Malaysian AIDS Council. She is presently Vice-Chair of the WHO Science Council and Commissioner for the Global Commission on Drug Policy and was recently appointed as a Member of the UNAIDS Global Council of Inequality, AIDS and Pandemics.

Her achievements have been recognized with several national and international awards, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University for her contributions to medicine and as a health advocate.

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