Dr Nor Hazlin Talib

President FMSA 2022 -2024

I am honoured to address you as the president of the Malaysian Family Medicine Specialists’ Association (FMSA). As members of the FMSA, we all share a common goal: to improve primary care and make it a priority in the healthcare system.

I am proud to say that our organisation has grown by leaps and bounds and we are now well known for our dedication and commitment to primary care. We should all be proud of the work we have done to raise the profile of primary care and advocate for its importance However, we cannot rest on our laurels. We must continue to strive for improvement and progress. I know that many of us have experienced first-hand the challenges that primary care faces; from shortage of Family Medicine Specialists to the lack of recognition and support received. But I also know, beyond this we have the passion, dedication, and skills to overcome these challenges and make primary care the respected and essential part of the healthcare system that it should be.

To achieve this goal, we need to unite and work together. We need to use our collective voices to advocate for primary care and raise awareness about its importance. We need to support each other through education, training and sharing of knowledge and expertise. We also need to collaborate with other organisations and stakeholders in the healthcare community to achieve a common goal. This is not only important for primary care but also for the healthcare system as a whole. 

As members of the FMSA, we have the opportunity to be leaders in primary care, and it is our responsibility to seize this opportunity. Together, we can make primary care essential, respected, and on par with other specialties in the healthcare system. I urge all of us to be passionate and dedicated to this cause, and to work together to make primary care a priority. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and the future of healthcare. Let us continue to be proud of our organisation and the work that we have accomplished. In addition, let us strive to maintain that reputation and grow it even further. 

Thank you.