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

The involvement of artistes in breastfeeding advocacy programmes can further encourage and promote breastfeeding in Malaysia, said Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa.

She believes that the work of artistes such as theatre activists, songwriters and lyricists can influence the community’s understanding of the importance of breast milk to a baby’s growth.

“This year, the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH) wants to expand its efforts to promote breast milk by involving stakeholders in Malaysia’s art scene.

“This approach adds a new dimension to the advocacy method that has been implemented so far, in addition to encouraging the involvement of various parties,” she said in her virtual speech at the Embracing Breastfeeding Through Arts programme today.

Dr Zaliha said that this approach was also able to unearth the talents of local artistes in promoting breastfeeding in Malaysia.

She said that this year’s World Breastfeeding Week was held in collaboration with the Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Aswara) with the theme ‘Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Working Parents’.

Meanwhile, Dr Zaliha said that according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey in 2022, 94.9 per cent of mothers in Malaysia breastfed their babies.

She said the survey also showed that one in two children under the age of two were still breastfeeding.

“The Malaysian National Health Survey in 2016 revealed that 47.1 per cent of mothers exclusively breastfed their babies for the first six months of life, a nearly fourfold increase from 14.4 per cent in 2006.

“This shows that parents are aware that breastfeeding is essential for their children’s health and well-being, but we are still far from achieving the global and national target of 70 per cent (exclusive breastfeeding),” she said. — Bernama