Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali has been conferred the Asia Human Resources Development (HRD) Lifetime Achievement Award
at the recent the Asia HRD Awards 2019 for her contribution towards the development of Malaysia’s public health sector.
According to a report in Bernama
quoting a statement, Dr Siti Hasmah’s continuing work, tireless efforts and initiatives in the fields of public health literacy and drug abuse control have been unparalleled.
“Dr Siti Hasmah is a pioneer and an inspiring role model for women in Malaysia and around the world.
“She stands out as one person who has made a huge impact to the nation with her courage, tenacity and strength in character,” the statement said.
In her acceptance speech, Dr Siti Hasmah credited her success to her late father Mohd Ali Taib who forced her to enter medical school and helped shape who she is now.
“I wish he could witness me receiving this award tonight,” she said.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is conferred on people who have promoted the cause of learning or initiated projects that have impacted others significantly.