The HEALTH : June 2019 | Page 4

The Health | june, 2019 04 Current News Briefs Fake news about monkeypox in Malaysia The Ministry of Health have declared that the news about the monkeypox infection spreading to Malaysia is faux. Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health said that no cases of monkeypox have been identified or reported in Malaysia. Referring to WHO’s recent reports, a case of monkeypox infection was reported in Singapore on 9 May 2019. The infection was brought on by a Nigerian visitor who came to the island to participate in a workshop event. It was the first case to be reported in Asia. Preventative measures were swiftly taken by the Singapore Ministry of Health, as well as strict control measures to reduce the risk of an outbreak. The monkeypox virus is infectious to humans through bites or direct contact with the blood or other bodily excrement of the animals infected. It could also be transferred through objects that have the virus resting on it, such as clothing and bed sheets. The Ministry of Health Malaysia have taken cautionary steps and monitoring any cases resembling monkeypox since the report in Singapore. The public are advised to always be mindful and not expose themselves to blood or bodily excrements of animals as much as they can. Johnson & Johnson speaks about mental health Mental health is fast becoming a concern to the nation. By 2020, one in three Malaysians are expected to suffer some form of mental health problem. In light of this, Johnson & Johnson Malaysia, in collaboration with the Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA) and Malaysia Mental Health Association (MMHA), is spreading cheer this Holy month by baking and distributing cookies to patients in the psychiatric ward in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). As a leading healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson is focused on supporting mental health issues and opportunities for each life stage. The visit at UMMC was joined by Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah, Royal Patron of MIASA; Jan Meurer, President of Johnson & Johnson Southeast Asia; Chin Keat Chyuan, Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Malaysia; Puan Anita Abu Bakar, President of MIASA; Dato Dr Andrew Mohanraj, president of MMHA and Prof Dr Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman, Head of Psychiatry Department, UMMC. Together, they handed out jars of cookies and dates to patients, doctors, nurses and caretakers in the psychiatric wards at UMMC. The Three Legs Emblem refreshes its product For Malaysians, one of the most iconic drinks to have that are said to cool our bodies in hot temperature is Wen Ken’s Three Legs Cooling Water. The Three Legs Emblem of Wen Ken Group was redesigned to reflect the successful transformation of the organisation, as well as its unwavering commitment towards innovation whilst always putting the needs of the people it serves first. This emblem is the embodiment of the people at Wen Ken – who endeavour to conduct themselves by such values, even as they power the Group towards progression and innovation. By removing the complex details, the Three Legs Emblem is modern and relevant to today’s audiences while still imparting a timeless seal of approval. — The Health Celebrating the nurses of Malaysia T he Deputy Prime Minister, Dato Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail were present in officiat- ing the International Nurses Day 2019 in MAEPS, Serdang early this month. Organised by the Malaysian Nurses Association, the event saw around 3,000 nurses from around the country attending and cel- ebrating their precious role in our healthcare. The International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on 12 May, with various annual themes. For this year, the theme is Nurses: A voice to lead – Health for All. The Ministry of Health fully adopts this theme, as it is in line with Malaysia’s vision to become a healthier nation. The role of nurses in keeping with the theme ‘Health For All’ is considered significantly important, more so than the roles of doctors. This is because they are the ones who spends a lot more time with the patients. And therefore are the frontliners for better patient care and ultimately, overall healthcare. “Nurses gave me a lot of con- fidence when as a young doctor coming out from medical school. The way they give you that support and guidance is priceless. They know better because they have the experi- The International Nurses Day is celebrated to commemorate the usually forgotten services and sacrifices made by nurses in our healthcare system. ence,” said Dr Wan Azizah. “Having the nurses around, I felt that I could carry on and do this, to become the doctor which I had trained and studied for,” she expressed. Also attended the event was the Minister for Health, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dato Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min, Director General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, and the Director for the Nurses Department of The Ministry of Health, Tumble Ngadiran@Tom- blow. — The Health Formulated to perfection W yeth Nutrition introduces the improved S-26 GOLD PROGRESS with lipids™, growing-up milk for children ages 1 to 3 and S-26 GOLD PROMISE with lipids™ for children ages 4 and above in its continued mission to nurture the exceptional in every child by supporting lifelong learning abilities in the early formative years of their life. The improved formulation con- tains lipids™, a unique ingredient produced using a patented process that retains higher level of phos- pholipids, including sphingomyelin. Studies show that phospholipids, including sphingomyelin are critical components of brain structure that enable brain connections. “Our innovation is deeply steeped in cutting-edge research and over one hundred years of leadership in pioneering children nutritional sci- ence. Guided by our belief that there are exceptional qualities in every child waiting to be discovered, we are pushing the boundaries of science to deliver the latest scientific formula and bringing it to Malaysia to help parents provide nutrition that is crit- ical for their child’s development,” said Mohamed Shaarawy, Business Executive Officer, Wyeth Nutrition, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei. According to Consultant Pae- diatrician Dr Khoo Phaik Choo, in addition to nutrition, stimulation that a child receives early in life Wyeth Nutrition launches the improved S-26 GOLD PROGRESS and S-26 GOLD PROMISE with lipids™. can significantly affect their overall growth and development. “Stimula- tion, which includes experiences and input from the environment, is essential for healthy brain develop- ment. Sensory, language, emotional and social input in the early years lays the foundation for lifelong learning and health for your child,” she said. Proper parental care is another critical factor that contributes to the healthy development of a child. Dato Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysia’s first astronaut and a father of four shared his personal insights into parenthood. “Parent- ing has evolved with the times where it is no longer about providing the necessities but nurturing the excep- tional in our children. As a parent, I believe that lifelong learning is the cornerstone of exceptional growth and development, and to that end, I am always in search for the best option that will help me enhance the learning abilities of my children.” At the event, he was joined by his wife, Dr Halina Mohd Yunos and other key opinion parents including Amar Baharin, Azura Zainal, Narisa Soraya and Shaine Wong, as well as selected members of S-MAMA Club. — The Health