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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 169

Obituary - Dr. Rogayah Ja'afar

Co-editor, Education for Health, University of Illinois, Rockford, Illinois, USA

Date of Web Publication11-Apr-2017

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DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_39_17

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Glasser M. Obituary - Dr. Rogayah Ja'afar. Educ Health 2016;29:169

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Dr. Rogayah Ja’afar

January 28, 2016, the medical and health professions community lost a valuable and respected member in the passing of Dr. Rogayah Ja'afar. Dr. Ja'afar was Professor of Medical Education at the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She contributed greatly to the Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) as well as to the journal Education for Health.

Dr. Rogayah Ja'afar was married to Professor Zulkifli Ahmad. Her passions were medicine and teaching, with areas of interest in curriculum development, leadership and partnership, problem-based learning, community-oriented education, student assessment, and program evaluation. She provided expertise and consultancies in Medical and Allied Health Professional Education at the school, national, and international levels since 1988.

She was active internationally in her work on University Community Partnerships as well as Women's Health with the Network: TUFH. She became the founding Chairperson of the Women and Health Taskforce of the Network in 2003 and spearheaded the development of the Women and Health Teaching Package. She was granted honorary membership of the Network: TUFH in 2004 and was subsequently elected as its Chairperson in 2006 for a 4-year term.

Pauline Vluggen, former Executive Director for Network: TUFH and ardent supporter of the journal, knew Dr. Rogayah Ja'afar for “…many many years - she was part of the executive committee of The Network, either as a member or as a chairperson. She was a very positive lady and I liked to be with her.”

Dr. Ja'afar is remembered as being active in The Network – always responding yes to what needed to done, and working with complete dedication. Pauline states that “Rogayah will not be forgotten by Rene (my husband) and me.” She will also be remembered for her work with Education for Health.



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