Webinar: Leprosy History Preservation in Malaysia Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Story Gallery of Sungai Buloh, Malaysia

Sasakawa Health Foundation will introduce the initiatives for the Preservation of Leprosy History in Malaysia amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Sungai Buloh Settlement is located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It has been established in 1930, and its historic value of the site was recognised so that the preservation initiatives has been taken with the collaborated efforts of the government, the residents of the Settlement, and civil society. At present, it also contributes to the critical needs in the society.

DateFriday, 26th March 2021, 16:30-17:40 MYT (8:30-9:40 GMT)

ThemeLeprosy History Preservation in Malaysia Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic


Moderator:Prof. Takahiro Nanri, Executive Director, Sasakawa Health Foundation

*This webinar video is available until 31st May.


  1. Greetings:
    Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination
  2. Introduction: History Preservation in Malaysia and SHF
    Ms. Aya Tobiki, Chief Program officer, Sasakawa Health Foundation
  3. Presentations:
    Adaptive Reuse of Settlement Historic Buildings in fighting the COVID Pandemic
    Dr. Radhiah Bt Mustafar, Deputy Director, National Leprosy Control Centre,
    Ministry of Health Malaysia
    Former Leprosy Patients’ Confession on the COVID Pandemic
    Ms. Tan Ean Nee, Councillor, Sungai Buloh Settlement Council
    History Preservation Initiative in the Sungai Buloh Settlement
    Dr. Radhiah Bt Mustafar & Ms. Tan Ean Nee
  4. Message from the Philippines:
    Dr. Arturo C. Cunanan, Medical Centre Chief, Culion Sanatorium and General Hospital, Ministry of Health Philippines
  5. Q&A session

Please visit for History preservation initiative for Sungai Buloh Settlement by Care & Share Circle.