TheraSphere treatment for liver cancer patients now available in Malaysia

by MJN team | 19 Oct. 2016

In Malaysia, primary liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer among men and the 10th most common cancer in the entire general population, accounting for 3.3% of all cancers diagnosed in Malaysia, with a high mortality rate. BTG plc, an...
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International award given to Vietnamese neonatal nurse

by MJN team

For her dedication to mothers and babies in one of Vietnam’s poorest areas over the past three decades, Vietnamese nurse Nguyen Thi Minh Hong has been named the winner of the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Awards 2016...
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New Products & Technology


New 3D printing Centre of Excellence opened in Malaysia

A new 3D printing Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Malaysia has been launched by Materialise NV, a Belgium-headquartered 3D printing solutions provider.The facility will focus on research and development...   More »

Health Alert


MOH urges public to show respect, courtesy to health workers   New 

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that signages will be put up in its facilities warning the public against threatening or abusing health personnel when seeking treatment...   More »

2016 -2017 Nursing & Healthcare Events

26-28 October 2016
MedTec China 2016
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

1-3 May 2017
20th Global Nursing Education Conference
Osaka, Japan

Featured Headlines


Damai, ILTC call for GST exemption for Malaysia‚Äôs disabled   New 

MJN Team | 21 Oct. 2016

Ahead of Malaysia’s Budget 2017 announcements, organisations supporting disabled people in the country are calling on the government to waive the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for assistive and medical equipment for the handicapped on account...

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NIP to include Rotavirus vaccine if child mortality rate exceeds 10%   New 

MJN Team | 21 Oct. 2016

The National Immunisation Programme (NIP) in Malaysia will include the Rotavirus vaccine if the mortality rate due to the disease for children five years old and below goes over 10%, said the country’s health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor...

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Deputy HM: Further budget cuts will be detrimental to public healthcare

MJN Team | 19 Oct. 2016

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) is urging the government to avoid any further budget allocations ahead of Budget 2017, warning that further cuts would prove to be unfavourable to public healthcare. According to Deputy Health Minister...

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International News


WHO, nations called on by ICN to invest in nursing leadership

10 Oct. 16

Twenty-six senior nurses from 22 different countries all over the world gathered at the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) that took place in Geneva in September. Dedicated to “Nursing...

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Education News


Doctors, medical officers now limited to local post graduate scholarships

17 Oct. 16

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently announced a limitation that will be imposed on scholarships for doctors or medical officers wishing to pursue their post graduate studies abroad. Although many were disappointed by the news...

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Kelantan authorities confiscate RM263K worth of unregistered medicines

13 Sept 16

Kelantan health authorities seized 106 unregistered medicines and 20 cosmetic products, with a value of RM263,881, without notification in a special operation conducted at four districts in the state. State Health Department Director Ahmad...

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Business & Investments


Manipal to further invest RM600 mn in building more hospitals in Malaysia

26 Sept 16

Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd, the third largest healthcare network in India, is planningto build more hospitals Malaysia in the next five years in order to expand and strengthen its healthcare business as a recognised medical excellence...

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