Public Seminar: Human Dimension of Health Service Management


  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•01•18    10:00 - 11:30
    Kuala Lumpur

    What are the key elements that add value to the training of health service managers? Curriculum content analysis of postgraduate health management course in Australia identified personal engagement at work, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution, to be associated with personal and organisational performance. These traits can be imparted by training but has been given low priority in postgraduate training in health management to date. Jo. M. Martins will be sharing his thoughts on how this lack can be addressed to enhance training curricula for health service managers.”



    Jo. M. Martins is the President of the Centre for Health Policy and Management. His academic  training was in economics, business and government, with a post-graduate degree in economic development. He has been a health service officer and senior executive of governments in Ontario, Canada, and New South Wales, Australia, and a task manager for health projects at the World Bank. While at the World Health Organization, Jo. organised and managed the first training programme on health economics and financing for the Western Pacific Region. He has and continues to teach health policy and management at Australian universities, United States, and developing countries. He has authored, co-authored, or edited more than fifty papers, five book chapters, and six monographs. An assistant editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, his latest book is “Global Population in Transition” co-authored with Professors Fei Guo and David Swanson which was published by Springer in 2018.


    Level 1, UNU-IIGH Building, UKM Medical Centre,
    Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur