Project Collection "Health and Rehabilitation Issues in Malaysia Heading Towards 2020" (Closed)
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Interests: nutritional epidemiology; aging; clinical nutrition; neuroscience
Interests: diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; free radicals and antioxidants; toxicopathology
The Faculty of Health Sciences at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is initiating a Project Collection titled “Health and Rehabilitation Issues in Malaysia Heading Towards 2020”.
Vision 2020 was introduced in 1991 with the Sixth Malaysia Plan. It was a call for Malaysia to become a self-sufficient developed nation by the year 2020. The vision encompasses not just economic prosperity and political stability, but also world class education and healthcare, as well as social and psychological well-being. Time has passed, and the nation has grown from a lower–middle-income in the early nineties to an upper–middle-income country. The infant mortality rate has reduced by nearly half, while life expectancy has increased by more than four years within the past three decades.
Today, our health problems have shifted from those of a developing country to those more closely resembling a developed nation. Three of the top five causes of deaths result from non-communicable diseases (ischemic heart and cerebrovascular diseases and cancer) and only one infectious disease (pneumonia), with the third being traffic accidents. Over the past decades, the nation has also grown in leaps and bounds in terms of its public and private healthcare systems; Malaysia has been recognized as having the best healthcare in the world according to the International Living Annual Global Retirement Index over the past 5 years.
Today, it is just several months until the year 2020. This Project Collection hopes to be able to provide some answers in terms of the current health and rehabilitation issues facing the Malaysian population. This collection will encompass broad areas, with topics ranging from diet to physical activity, environment to mental health, and vision to hearing and speech. We hope that this collection will provide deeper insights into the impact of health policies and programs being planned for the upcoming 12th Malaysia Plan, which will be implemented from 2021 to 2025.
We invite healthcare professionals and researchers in Malaysia to contribute towards this Project Collection.
Prof. Dr. Suzana Shahar
Prof. Dr. Siti Balkis Budin
Prof. Dr. Bee Koon Poh
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- Environmental health
- Mental health
- Non-communicable diseases
- Physical activity
- Public health
- Oral health
- Special needs
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