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WHO elections

WHO wants to tap Malaysia’s medical expertise, says Health D-G

The Malaysian health director Dr Abdullah said on his Facebook page that newly elected WHO director general Tedros Adhanom was particularly fascinated with the progress of Malaysia’s work on Hepatitis C curative treatment in collaboration with Drug for Neglected Diseases initiatives. He said WHO is looking into harnessing out expertise on this unique model of the research ecosystem in Malaysia to bring down the cost of medicine

May 27, 2017
Star Malaysia

Promoting health through the life course

U.S. brands China as among worst human trafficking offenders

The U.S. State Department has placed China on its global list of the worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that had eased under President Donald Trump. Myanmar was upgraded to the Tier 2 Watch List of nations that deserve special scrutiny, from Tier 3, those countries not complying with minimum U.S. standards and making no significant effort to do so. Afghanistan, Malaysia and Qatar moved up to Tier 2, a list of nations making significant efforts to comply

June 27, 2017

Preparedness, surveillance and response

Dealing with increasing cases of monkey malaria in humans

There are increasing reports of monkey malaria, most of which are due to P. knowlesi, and which has established itself as the fifth Plasmodium species that infects humans. It has not been determined whether P. knowlesi is naturally transmitted from one human to another by the mosquito, without the natural intermediate host (monkeys). As such, P. knowlesi is still considered a zoonotic infection. There were 4,553 and 204 cases reported from Sabah and Sarawak, and Peninsular Malaysia from 2004 to 2016 respectively. The infection has also been reported in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and China with 465, 37, 33, six, five, three, one and one cases respectively

June 25, 2017

Seven succumb to dengue in Penang

Malaysian State Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said at the moment there are two dengue hotspots on the island namely in Sri Wangsa 2, George Town, and Taman Bukit Jambul in Bukit Jambul. “Penang has recorded seven dengue deaths up till June 8.” “The total number of dengue cases reported this year up till June 17 is 1,110 cases”

June 22, 2017
The Star

'Monkey Malaria' Is Threatening Farmers in Sabah, Malaysia

Recent research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in collaboration with the Department of Health at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia and Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, shows that the threat of "Monkey Malaria" to transmit to humans has increased.

June 13, 2017
The Science Times

Let's make malaria no more

Malaysia is on high alert due to an increase in the number of malaria cases and the detection of a new malaria parasite in three villages in Kuching, Sarawak. The newly discovered malaria parasite is called Plasmodium knowleslii, which is transmitted from infected monkeys to mosquitoes and then passed on to humans

April 30, 2017

H1N1 victim’s relative tests positive, six others show symptoms of virus

In Malaysia, a family member of a pregnant woman who died from H1N1 influenza in Terengganu last week, has tested positive for the virus. The health director of the region said six other relatives are showing symptoms too, including fever, flu and cough

April 18, 2017
The Sun Daily, MIMS, New Straits Times

Reportan 40 muertes a causa de dengue hasta el 25 de febrero en Malasia

The number of reported deaths from dengue in Malaysia, up to 25th February, was forty, slightly lower than last year when it was fifty-four, according to the ministry of health

March 6, 2017

Non communicable diseases

73% of Malaysian die of hypertension, diabetes, heart disese: MOH

The Malaysian Ministry of Health estimates that 73% of deaths are caused by non-communicable diseases. MOH Disease Control Deputy Director, Dr Omah Mihat, said hypertension, diabetes and heart problems are the main killers

April 8, 2017
Malaysian News
April 6, 2017

Medical experts warn of link between obesity and kidney disease

A new study reported that there is a strong link between obesity and kidney disease. Individuals with a low number of nephrons are the most susceptible to a change in the blood flow in the kidney due to obesity. Obesity hampers a child’s development and quality of life leading to secondary complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

March 5, 2017
New Straits Times