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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820,000 Form 1 female students yet to receive HPV jab

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently in the process of procuring vaccines to make up for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for 820,000 Form 1 girls who missed out.

Deputy Minister Lukanisman Awang Saun said the global disruption in the supply of HPV vaccines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the delivery of HPV vaccination in Malaysia, especially for Form 1 female students from 2021.

“The procurement of the vaccines took into account the government’s procurement process in line with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

“The ministry is committed to ensuring that all Form 1 female students from 2021, 2022 and 2023 receive HPV vaccine before they complete their schooling,” he said when replying to a question from Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (PH-Bandar Kuching) in the Dewan Rakyat today.

Dr Kelvin wanted to know what plans the ministry has for purchasing HPV vaccines, what type of vaccines will be procured and the timeline to ensure that school dropouts, especially during the COVID-19 period, receive the vaccine.

Lukanisman said female students from the 2021 cohort (who are currently in Form 3) would be given priority for the HPV vaccination before being dispensed to those from cohort 2022 and 2023, depending on the number of vaccines received.

Responding to Dr Kelvin’s supplementary question on expediting the procurement process, he said the ministry had already opened tenders for the purchase of appropriate types of vaccines and is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Finance to expedite the process.

The MOH has also prepared 600 vaccination teams to be deployed in each school for vaccination.

Replying to another supplementary question from Dr Halimah Ali (PN-Kapar) on the one-dose vaccine and HPV vaccination efforts, Lukanisman said the Ministry of Health was confident that vaccination efforts would be expedited to ensure that no one was left behind in the vaccination process.

“We are actually using the quadrivalent vaccine with two doses at the moment and our plan for the next procurement is to give a vaccine with one dose. We guarantee efficacy with a single dose,” he said. – Bernama