Health Director-General (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was awarded the International Surgical Fellowship Award from the International Society of Surgery (ISS) during “The Virtual Surgical Week” (VSW 2021), which was held from Aug 30 till Sept 3.
The news was shared by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on his Twitter account.
He tweeted: “Congratulations @DGHisham on the recognition of the ‘International Surgical Society Fellowship Award’. It is also a recognition for Malaysia.
Well done! “
Also receiving the recognition were Dr Gaurav Agrawal of India and Dr Yousef Saleh Al-Alawi of Saudi Arabia.
When contacted by Bernama, Dr Noor Hisham, who was once a supreme council member of the ISS executive committee for five years (2017–2019, 2019–2021), expressed his gratitude for the recognition.
He had previously received the BrandLaureate Award – Leadership Brand Excellence 2020 from The World Brands Foundation.
Last year, China Global Television Network (CGTN) named him among the top three global doctors in the war against Covid-19 along with US infectious diseases specialist Dr Anthony Fauci and New Zealand Health DG Dr Ashley Bloomfield. — The Health