Shortage of health professionals in the Philippines, a growing concern   New 

by MJN team | 21 Feb. 2017

FOR the Philippines, at the heels of its well performing economy and a GDP anticipated to hit 6.9% this year, it can be quite perplexing to hear that it is at a crux of healthcare crisis due to a deficit of health professionals in the local healthcare system. Experts at the recently concluded Healthcare Asia (HCA) Forum held in Makati...
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MSU awards Malaysia health DG Dr. Noor Hisham with honorary doctorate   New 

by MJN team

The Management and Science University (MSU), one of the top universities in Malaysia that focuses strongly in critical areas of studies including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences, has awarded that country’s health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah with an honorary doctorate. Thanking MSU’s board..
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● Sabah to monitor sudden increase of typhoid cases in Tawau

● Private clinics, GPs to introduce bundle system to lower cost for patients

● Paramit opens new medical device design, manufacturing hub in Malaysia

● Malaysian flotilla may proceed to Bangladesh if not allowed in Myanmar

● Orang Asli community in Perak accept malaria treatments

● Medical insurance premiums increase as healthcare costs rise

● RM380 mn medical expenditure budget in Malaysia remains –Dr. Hilmi

● First cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in SEA confirmed in Thailand

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Plans to release anti-dengue mosquitoes in Selangor still unclear

Malaysia’s Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S.Subramaniam recently announced that wolbachia-infected mosquitoes would soon be released in selected areas in Selangor to gauge if they were effective against dengue. However, the Selangor government has denied knowledge of the health ministry’s programme...   More »

Health Alert


Kedah reports 11 new Rotavirus patients, total cases now 18

Eleven new cases of the rotavirus – acontagious virus that causes diarrhoea, mostly in babies and young children – has been recorded in the Malaysian state of Kedah. The total number of rotavirus cases in the state is now at 18, the Kedah Health Department reports. The new cases involved children...   More »

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20th Global Nursing Education Conference
Osaka, Japan

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MAX Atria @Singapore Expo

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13th Health-Asia / Pharma Asia
Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan

Featured Headlines


Healthcare industry targeting RM5 bn contribution to Malaysia’s 2017 GDP   New 

MJN Team | 20 Feb. 2017

Malaysia’s healthcare industry is targeting RM5 billion in revenue contribution to the country’s 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as an estimate one million healthcare tourists are expected to visit the country this year. In 2016, the industry’s contribution to the GDP...

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Labuan to start collecting health data status in all villages this year   New 

MJN Team | 20 Feb. 2017

The Labuan State Health Department will start collecting the health data status of the inhabitants of all the villages in the island from this year. According to health state director Dr. Ismuni Bohari, the heath data collection programme would start with four villages this year before...

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Putrajaya will manage Qatar’s aid fund for Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

MJN Team | 17 Feb. 2017

The federal government of Malaysia said it will manage and channel the funds donated by Qatar into aid and development programmes for the Rohingya refugee community in Malaysia.The funds would be used for skills training in the plantation and manufacturing sectors, pre-schooling and...

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International News


Obama administration's parting shot to Trump: Obamacare ads will run through end of January, well after inauguration

23 Jan. 17

And now the new Trump administration will promote Obamacare. Really. The Obama administration paid for advertisements and funded outreach programs, through the end of January, to encourage people to sign up for Obamacare health coverage. The ads and other promotion...

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Education News


DAP calls for long-term solution to oversupply of medical graduates

01 Feb. 17

Teresa Kok, national vice-chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in Malaysia, is calling for a long-term solution to the oversupply of medical graduates in the country. According to recent reports, the Malaysian government had offered employment contracts to thousands of...

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NPRA orders recall of Hovid Bhd’s Ternolol 50 antihypertensive tablet

06 Jan. 17

Malaysia’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) has ordered the recall of batch BG04645 of the hypertension medicine Ternolol 50 film-coated tablets by Malaysian healthcare provider and pharmaceutical company HovidBerhad. According to the...

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Business & Investments


Penang looking to transform itself into medical city with RM1 bn investment

13 Jan. 17

Malaysia is emerging as one of the best countries in the world when it comes to healthcare, and the Penang government is already working to ensure that the country maintains its top position by turning the state into a medical city with excellent hospitals, highly...

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