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Malaysia likely to meet WHO pharmacist-to-population standard by 2017

16 June 2010
Malaysia is projected to have a pharmacist-to-population ratio of 1: 2000 by 2017, the standard suggested by the World Health Organization for a developed nation.

Malaysian Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai made this remark when launching a pharmacy program at a school of medicine near here on Monday.Liow said that the total number of registered pharmacists in Malaysia stood at 7,298 last year, giving a ratio of one pharmacist to 3,878 population."We expected that the number to hit 22,000 in 2020," said Liow.

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