Dr. Feisul Mustapha is a public health physician best known for his leadership in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Malaysia. His special area of interest is diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity. At the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), his main roles include policy and program development, and strategic implementation of interventions for the prevention and control of NCDs. His most recent work is the development of National Strategic Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases (NSP-NCD) 2016-2025.
He combines his high-level experiences in the government with active engagement of civil society and multilateral institutions. He was a Member of the WHO Ad-hoc Working Group on Implementation, Monitoring and Accountability on the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, 2015-2017. He is a member of the Policy Advisory Group of the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF), 2017-2019, and member of the Scientific Advisory Group for the Monash University South East Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), 2013-2018.
In 2015 to 2016, he was with the Steno Diabetes Centre Malaysia working on the Steno REACH Certificate Course (SRCC) in clinical diabetes care. SRCC is a capacity building initiative in collaboration with MOH, targeting non-specialist doctors and nurses working in public health clinics. He was also involved with the research in evaluating the effectiveness of the SRCC in improving quality of diabetes care at the primary care level.