Medical Speak: Separating vaccine facts from fiction

By Musa Mohd Nordin The Greeks (429 BC) first observed that those who survived small pox did not get re-infected (immune memory). Buddhist nuns (900 AD) pounded the smallpox scabs (the antigen which stimulates the immune response) and practised variolation, where healthy people inhaled the powder to prevent against smallpox. Turkish physicians (1700 AD) used…

Vaccine-preventable diseases spike

KUALA LUMPUR: Misinformation about vaccines has led to a huge increase in vaccine-preventable diseases, with almost a 1,000% increase in the number of measles cases compared to five years ago. The number of measles cases jumped from 195 cases in 2013 to 1,934 cases last year, said the Health Ministry in a statement. From the…

Bill Gates: My ‘best investment’ turned $10 billion into $200 billion worth of economic benefit

Bill Gates and the return on investment in vaccinations from CNBC. Investing in global health organizations aimed at increasing access to vaccines created a 20-to-1 return in economic benefit, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates told CNBC on Wednesday. Over the past two decades, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated “a bit more than $10 billion”…

NEBULISATION STATION PROGRAM

Objective of the program: • To support private hospitals and private clinics that treat paediatric patients to have a dedicated area for nebuliser service • To deliver a more pleasant experience for children with acute exacerbation Background of the program: • Paediatric patients and their carers endure emotional stress when receiving nebulisation treatment. • Malaysian…

Berita MPA Newsletter November 2018

From The President Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA Friends and Colleagues! I guess it’s not too late for me to wish our Hindu friends… Happy Deepavali. May the Divine Light of Deepavali spread into your lives Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health. One thing I always remember when it comes to…