Shortage of health professionals in the Philippines, a growing concern&

by MJN team | 21 Feb. 2017

FOR the Philippines, at the heels of its well performing economy and a GDP anticipated to hit 6.9% this year, it can be quite perplexing to hear that it is at a crux of healthcare crisis due to a deficit of health professionals in the local healthcare system. Experts at the recently concluded Healthcare Asia (HCA) Forum held in Makati...
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MSU awards Malaysia health DG Dr. Noor Hisham with honorary doctorate

by MJN team

The Management and Science University (MSU), one of the top universities in Malaysia that focuses strongly in critical areas of studies including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences, has awarded that country’s health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah with an honorary doctorate. Thanking MSU’s board..
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● Sabah to monitor sudden increase of typhoid cases in Tawau

● Private clinics, GPs to introduce bundle system to lower cost for patients

● Paramit opens new medical device design, manufacturing hub in Malaysia

● Malaysian flotilla may proceed to Bangladesh if not allowed in Myanmar

● Orang Asli community in Perak accept malaria treatments

● Medical insurance premiums increase as healthcare costs rise

● RM380 mn medical expenditure budget in Malaysia remains –Dr. Hilmi

● First cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in SEA confirmed in Thailand

New Products & Technology


"SaveME 999" smartphone app for disabled community soon to launch

A new smartphone application called “SaveME 999” designed to help the disabled community in Malaysia to get efficient and effective help during emergencies will soon be launched by the country’s Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM). According to the ministry's deputy chief secretary...   More »

Health Alert


Kedah reports 11 new Rotavirus patients, total cases now 18

Eleven new cases of the rotavirus – acontagious virus that causes diarrhoea, mostly in babies and young children – has been recorded in the Malaysian state of Kedah. The total number of rotavirus cases in the state is now at 18, the Kedah Health Department reports. The new cases involved children...   More »

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20th Global Nursing Education Conference
Osaka, Japan

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MAX Atria @Singapore Expo

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13th Health-Asia / Pharma Asia
Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan

Featured Headlines


Hospital interns have highest termination rate among Malaysian civil servants    New 

MJN Team | 24 Feb. 2017

Hospital interns, also known as housemen, have the highest termination rate among all the civil servants in Malaysia, said the country’s Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa. He sees this as a waste as most of the hospital interns had studied abroad on...

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Rotavirus infections in Melaka, Kedah non-infectious, MOH assures    New 

MJN Team | 24 Feb. 2017

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Malaysia assures the public that the recently reported cases of rotavirus infections in Melaka and Kedah are not infectious, and urges the citizens not to panic. The country’s deputy health minister Datuk Seri Dr.Hilmi Yahaya also...

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USM Silent Teacher Project teaches health education to students through art    New 

MJN Team | 24 Feb. 2017

A community engagement programme between Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan is using visual arts to capture the attention and engage the interest of students in understanding health and social issues. Through a RM30,000 grant from University...

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International News


Obama administration's parting shot to Trump: Obamacare ads will run through end of January, well after inauguration

23 Jan. 17

And now the new Trump administration will promote Obamacare. Really. The Obama administration paid for advertisements and funded outreach programs, through the end of January, to encourage people to sign up for Obamacare health coverage. The ads and other promotion...

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Education News


DAP calls for long-term solution to oversupply of medical graduates

01 Feb. 17

Teresa Kok, national vice-chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in Malaysia, is calling for a long-term solution to the oversupply of medical graduates in the country. According to recent reports, the Malaysian government had offered employment contracts to thousands of...

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NPRA orders recall of Hovid Bhd’s Ternolol 50 antihypertensive tablet

06 Jan. 17

Malaysia’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has ordered the recall of batch BG04645 of the hypertension medicine Ternolol 50 film-coated tablets by Malaysian healthcare provider and pharmaceutical company HovidBerhad. According to the...

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Business & Investments


BookDoc gets double-digit million dollar investment from Stanley Ho's family

22 Feb 17

Malaysia’s doctor booking service BookDoc has recently announced that it received a pre-Series A funding round led by a family member of Macau billionaire tycoon Stanley Ho, following an investment the company received barely a year ago from Prince Abdul Qawi, a...

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