KAHS TO WORK BEYOND THEIR EXPERTISE IN ‘HIKAM’ PROJECT
KUANTAN, 25 August 2020: The kulliyyah must focus on one project that can be showcased globally with the intention to share the new knowledge to the public, Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak said during his visit to Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences (KAHS) on Wednesday (19 August).
The Rector expressed his gratitude after KAHS received the recognition from the Ministry of Education for their efforts and commitment in contributing to allied health sciences in Malaysia and the region.
He said the recognition should be an example for other kulliyyahs to expand their skills across faculties and even campuses in sharing the ideas.
The Kulliyyah has earlier come out with a great project beyond their expertise by making the project ‘HIKAM’, a health information and knowledge from Malay medical manuscripts by gaining and sustaining knowledge on its history. With this project, the Kulliyyah hopes to engage in current renewed interest in traditional medical practices and benefits of studying those manuscripts.
He commended the Kulliyyah’s upcoming flagship programme of Sustainable Weaver Birds in which the Kulliyyah aims to sustain the bird habitat and helping the community around by harvesting the bird’s nest as a source of income.
“We need to bring back this awareness of sustaining the environment around us in which the environment is important for us to take care and is also about the knowledge and science.
We talk about the weaver bird just now and how the kulliyyah haved noticed it and used it to increase the knowledge on how ecology works, in which there is cycles in ecology and the Kulliyyah needs to sustain those cycles.”
Meanwhile, the Dean of KAHS, Prof. Dr. Suzanah Abdul Rahman, responded to Rector’s suggestion in sustaining the habitat of weaver bird.
“The project of weaver birds is mainly to sustain its habitat and also to contribute to the locals by enabling them to harvest the nest so that they can generate income,” she said.
“The kulliyyah is looking forward for a join-venture with organisations and NGOs beyond the kulliyyah in IIUM to make it happen and to get funding so that the project will be run continuously and well maintained,” she added.
Source: IIUM Today
BRIEFING ON HIKAM FLAGSHIP BY THE HONOURABLE DEAN
KUANTAN, 25 March 2019: IIUM is repositioning itself in this initial duration of 2019 – 2020 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation (UN) will serve as a guide to all activities undertaken by the Kulliyyahs. Aligning with this new direction, KAHS has taken initiative to introduce these strategic efforts among its members through a townhall meeting on 21 March 2019. All members were briefed by the Dean of KAHS (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suzanah Abdul Rahman) on the aspirations of the University and efforts, target and measures that have been put in place by all quarters in IIUM. Also, the goals and targets of KAHS were explained.
In the effort to partly achieve the goals, KAHS has proposed to the university a flagship programme known as Health Information and Knowledge from Malay Medical Manuscripts (HIKAM) which is led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Affendi Mohd Shafri. Dr. Affendi proceeded to brief all members on the flagship programme, its aim and objectives including the history and the essence of the projects to be undertaken and how KAHS members can contribute. It is hoped that the flagship will run smoothly in the future and all the targeted SDGs are achieved.