The Faculty

Institute of Health and Community Medicine

The Institute of Health and Community Medicine (IHCM) was founded in 1995 with the goal of studying diseases important in the region. The Institute’s founding member and its first director, Prof. Dr. Jane Cardosa, was instrumental in building up a world class laboratory with modern facilities with highly trained staff, to facilitate top notch research capacity in the land of Hornbills. Today, the institute is home to a team of talented researchers dedicated to investigating the causes and diagnosis of viral diseases of public health importance in the region. Most importantly, we have created and continue to strengthen links within our community and have contributed significantly to health issues relevant to the people of Sarawak.

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Since 1995, the Institute has grown bigger in human resources. As of now, there are 3 academicians / researchers, with 12 supporting staffs to strengthen the Institute's core business and services. Without these people, the Institute could not achieve what you see today.

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Life in Research Institute

Student life offers more than just study. Our institute has a large selection of facilities, societies and events to get involved in. Check out our site to see what life is like, and what's happening, at the Institute of Health and Community Medicine

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Partners & Collaborations

Our Institute brings together researchers in the broad fields of public health, respiratory disease, epidemiology, virology, emerging disease, and pathology. We share an interest in infectious disease related issues and at the same time we work to acquire, analyze and disseminate knowledge to healthcare providers to enhance healthcare management of tropical infectious diseases.

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To provide the high quality programs and information, we have partnered with a number of affiliate groups. Our institute have a strong desire to engage with one another based on connections they may have had as researcher, students, partners—connections based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and professional or social interests. These groups have provide us with an opportunity to interact and network with others based on similar interests and experience.

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Need a space for your next seminar and conference? IHCM has many resources and attractions and offers an environment that will enrich any event. We have a space to conduct a meeting and also a room to accomodate conference.

For researchers who wish to take advantage of the IHCM's facilities and services, well-maintained general use facilities and a large inventory of rental equipment are available to help meet your needs.

Our team will coordinate the arrangements for your events.

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Community & Industry Engagement

We are committed in helping others in need. Our team consists of academicians, researchers and students.

The focus is to initiate contemporary research that will enhance understanding of the processes of change. Where possible the IHCM will do so in conjunction with other organizations, and with scholars, both from within and outside Sarawak.

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Since 1995, the Institute tries to strengthen the relationship with external stake-holders. This requires, reaching local stake-holders within & outside Borneo throughout Malaysia

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