More male nurses needed in Malaysia

More male nurses needed in Malaysia

by MJN team | 30 July 2014

Male nurses only make up about 1.7 per cent of the 117,000 nurses nationwide, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. "Out of all the nurses we presently have, fewer than 2,000 are male, despite the Government undertaking measures like loosening the criteria to be a male nurse to encourage more men to join the field," he said. Dr Subramaniam emphasised that there was a great need for male nurses in the...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Emirati nurse honoured at Emirates Women Awards

Emirati nurse honoured at Emirates Women Awards

by MJN team

The 11th Emirates Women Awards has recognised Nazneen Maymoun, Director of Nursing for Sharjah Medical District and an MBA graduate from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) ,for her outstanding career achievements. Supported by Dubai Quality Group and held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the annual awards celebrate the accomplishments of the UAE’s foremost women, both nationals and expatriates...
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This Nigerian doctor runs his hospital on corn cobs and used bike parts

This Nigerian doctor runs his hospital on corn cobs and used bike parts

by MJN team

In the small farming town of Eruwa, Nigeria, goats graze outside the entrance of a low concrete building. Inside, mothers recline with their babies on worn, well-used beds. This is Eruwa’s main hospital. It isn't fancy, and it isn’t meant to be. “For me, it doesn't matter what it looks like, as long as it's functional,” says Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi. He founded the hospital 27 years ago on that philosophy. What keeps his hospital...
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Navy nurse recognised for devotion to duty

Navy nurse recognised for devotion to duty

by MJN team

Lieutenant Commander Amy York, a Nursing Officer at HMAS Cerberus, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours and Awards list, for her meritorious devotion to duty in the fields of general and peri-operative military nursing across a range of healthcare settings in the Australian Defence Force during her decade of Service in the Navy. LCDR York joined the Navy in 2004...
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2 common misconceptions about blood donation

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Featured Stories

Let passion be your guide in career choices

Let passion be your guide in career choices   New 

MJN Team | 31 July 2014

JUST ask any student who will be sitting the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination this year this question: what is your ambition? Six out of seven will possibly tell you that they want to be a doctor. If you follow up with “why?”, the common response...

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Better prospects to lure doctors to Sarawak

MJN Team | 27 July 2014

KUCHING: The Health Ministry will fight for more perks for specialist doctors serving in Sarawak to attract more doctors from Peninsular Malaysia to serve in government hospitals in the state. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said this...

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Preparing for Malaysia’s senior citizen boom

MJN Team | 20 July 2014

Malaysians are living longer than ever but the increased life expectancy comes with challenges of its own. When Malaysia gained its independence in 1957, the average life expectancy for a Malaysian was just 56 years. Today, however Malaysia’s life...

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Dermatologists will be happy to know Tri-Luma is back

MJN Team | 10 July 2014

Only FDA-approved melasma treatment to re-launch after improvements to manufacturing process and supply chain. For many dermatologists and general practitioners, Tri-Luma, the only FDA-approved melasma treatment with three active ingredients, is one of...

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Local Headline

KPJ Perlis hospital to open mid-2015

KPJ Perlis hospital to open mid-2015   New 

31 July 14

PUTRAJAYA: KPJ Healthcare Bhd expects its 26th hospital in Perlis to be ready by the middle of next year. KPJ managing director Amiruddin Abdul Satar said the 125-bed hospital holds huge potential as it is set to attract medical tourists from...

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Global News

Ebola outbreak in West Africa – rising number of calls to International SOS

Ebola outbreak in West Africa – rising number of calls to International SOS

29 July 14

NEW DELHI - As fighting between militias loyal to the Libyan government and Islamist forces escalates, India remains diplomatically hard-pressed to ensure the safe return of close to 6000 Indian nationals stuck in the strife-torn country. Among...

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Education News

Campus hostel stay based on merit system

Campus hostel stay based on merit system   New 

31 July 14

The writer said medical students were not offered accommodation at Kolej 17, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and that many final-year medical students were denied accommodation for the 2014/15 session. Kolej 17 is a residential college that provides...

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Pharmaceutical

Dengue vaccine trial shows promise, says French drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur

Dengue vaccine trial shows promise, says French drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur

21 July 14

PETALING JAYA - Dengue could soon be a thing of the past. A dengue vaccine is as good as ready. After over 20 years of intensive research, a French pharmaceutical company has announced that its dengue vaccine can reduce dengue haemorrhagic fever cases...

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Business & Investments

Delivering on medical tech

Delivering on medical tech   New 

31 July 14

TNT EXPRESS Malaysia, a global express service provider, is the first express delivery and logistics company in Malaysia to secure the Goods Distribution Practice for Medical Devices (GDPMD) certification from Malaysia’s Medical Device Authority...

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Authors: Hematram Yadav, Chong Mei Chan, See Teik Lan
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