2022-2023 EVENTS

2022 Events

28 Aug - 01 Sep 2022
The International Surgical Week (ISW)
Kuala Lumpur

31 Aug – 2 Sept 2022
Medical Fair Asia
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

3-9 September
Medical Fair Asia
Digital, Online

9-10 September 2022
World Pediatrics Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

9-10 September 2022
World Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

19-21 September 2022
23rd SE-Asian Healthcare & Pharma Show
Kuala Lumpur

27-29 September 2022
Smart Healthcare Expo (Health Malaysia)

27-29 September 2022
Asia Pandemic Congress
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

19-20 September 2022
23nd Global Nursing Education Conference
Brisbane, Australia

30 Sep - 2 Oct 2022
Malaysia International Dental Show (MIDS)
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International MedLab Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International Pharma Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

11-13 November 2022
Eldercare Exhibition and Conference Asia (ELDEX Asia 2022)
Suntex Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre

14-15 November 2022
Healthcare Asia Pacific
Osaka, Japan

2023 Events

30 May – 1 June 2023
KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

13-15 September 2023
Medical Fair Thailand
BITEC, Bangkok

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Dr Zaliha Mustafa

A total of 2,714 individual have received the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication as of Sept 30, Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said.

Analysis on use of PrEP for six months show a reduction in the infection rate for Syphilis from 11 per cent to less than one per cent, she added.

“The percentage of clients not using condoms dropped from 6.3 per cent to 3.9 per cent while the percentage of clients having multiple sexual partners dropped from 44.5 per cent to 36.1 per cent,” she said during the oral answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here today.

She was replying Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi’s (PN-Kuala Langat) question regarding the status of the PrEP pioneer programme and when the programme would be extended to other healthcare centres.

Dr Zaliha said initial analysis of the programme found that 14 clients stopped using the medication as they not longer engaged in risky sexual activities.

She added that three HIV-positive cases (0.11 per cent) were recorded as users did not adhere to taking PrEP, but she said the rate was much lower than other countries that had implemented PrEP earlier.

Dr Zaliha also said that the programme has been extended from 18 health clinics to 21 this year, and there would be 30 clinics involved by 2024.

Data gathering is expected to be completed by Dec 31 and the results will be analysed in early 2024 to see the direct and indirect health impact following the use of PrEP, including HIV prevention and change in risky behaviour. – Bernama