NEWS LIST

High quality service at Sabah KPJ helps boost state's health-tourism sector - CM

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 8 (Bernama) – The high quality medical services  at the Sabah KPJ Specialist Hospital is able to boost the state's health tourism, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said today.


Immunisation is available for children without documentation - minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- Immunisation services are available for all children including those without documentation at all health facilities nationwide, says the Ministry of Health (KKM) today.


HIV infections through sexual transmission on the rise - Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) -- Sexual activity has become the number one cause of HIV infections in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told tonight.


Don't shy away from those with special needs - Dr Siti Hasmah

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) – There's a need for the community to enhance engagement with the underprivileged and those with special needs, the prime minister's wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali said today.


Govt urged to regulate medical care costs at private hospitals

The government has been urged to regulate medical care costs in private hospitals to a more affordable level to curb influx of patients in government hospitals.

No obligation to absorb all pharmacists who complete graduate training, mandatory service - Dr Dzulkefly

The government is not obliged to absorb every pharmacist, who has completed graduate training or mandatory training, into the civil service, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.


NGO hopes to build rehabilitation hospital for Syrian refugees

The Negaraku Brigade, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), is hoping to build a rehabilitation hospital to help refugees near the border between Turkey and Syria.

Doctor and 9 family members help out at mass circumcision programme

By Noor Bakhtiar Ahmad

BELAGA, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- There was something unique about this year’s Sungai Asap annual mass circumcision programme for children and teenagers.


Island Medical City will be the first of its kind medical hub in Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- The Island Medical City (IMC) at Peel Avenue and Pierce Road, here will be the first of its kind medical hub in Malaysia, complete with state-of-the-art medical equipment and the largest and most advanced tertiary care facility in Penang.


Health Ministry supports MAC in bid to stop discrimination of HIV-positive workers

JOHOR BAHRU, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry fully supports efforts by the Malaysian Aids Council (MAC) in ensuring that employees who have been treated for HIV/AIDS are not discriminated against by their colleagues.




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EXCLUSIVE

Need For A Think-Tank To Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Jan 2 (Bernama) --  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified about 16 million adolescent girls giving  birth every year, mostly in low  and middle income countries. An estimated three million girls aged 15 to 19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. Worldwide, 1 in 5 girls have given birth by the age of 18.

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