Pn L.Mageswary Lapchmanan Ministry of Health

Deputy Director at Allied Health Sciences Division, Ministry of Health of Malaysia. Ms. L.Mageswary Lapchmanan has more than 30 years of management experience in clinical nutrition, dietetics, food services and allied health. She is currently the deputy director of the policy and strategic planning section at the Allied Health Sciences Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). As a senior dietitian and deputy director, she is recognised for her leadership and vast contribution to the development of Nutrition & Dietetics, and Allied Health in the country. Her works are renowned in both paediatric and adult medical nutrition therapy. She is particularly well known for the enhancement of clinical dietetics and capacity building through structured facilitation in multidisciplinary teams, strategic planning, quality improvement, research, coaching and supervision for dietitians, student dietitians and other allied health professions. She has spearheaded various dietetics-related working committees and collaborative works with universities, private sector, industries and associations. As a Deputy Director at Allied Health Sciences Division, Ms L.Mageswary is leading efforts with WHO and other stakeholders to establish new policies and recommendations to invigorate allied health professions including dietitians in the country. She is a strong advocator of continuous quality improvement and teamwork.