Senior Consultant and Honorary Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur
Lucy Lum is a pediatrician with 30 years of experience in dengue management and pediatric intensive care. She collaborated with clinicians in South-East Asia and Latin America in developing the 2009 revised dengue case classification, evaluation, and clinical research.
Serving as a WHO temporary advisor in dengue outbreak areas in Laos PDR and the Solomon Islands she, together with local healthcare workers, adapted the clinical case management to the minimally resourced environment. In 2012, she was commissioned by WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases to develop a handbook on clinical management of dengue. In 2013, the Western Pacific Regional Office invited her to coordinate the development of a training package in dengue case management, in line with the WHO 2009 Dengue Guidelines. This package serves as the principal training material for the Western Pacific region and Africa.
Before her retirement, she started a second career to promote child health and early childhood nutrition and development focusing on the first 1000 days when the foundation for life-long health is laid. Her collaboration with NGOs in community out-reach programmes aims to improve nutrition among young children of urban poor families. Her dream is to live the circular economy with a carbon-neutral footprint where every child can realize their best potential.
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