Press Statement DG of Health 25 May 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland today announced the award of the Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health, to the research team comprising of Dr. Nazni Wasi Ahmad, Dr Lee Han Lim, Ms Teh Chien Huey, and Ms Suhana Othman of the Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur and Dr Harikrishna K. Ragavan of Wound Care Unit, Kuala Lumpur Hospital. The award was presented by the President of the Seventy-first World Health Assembly (WHA) during a plenary meeting at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Pressure Injury Handbook

Kuala Lumpur: The Health Ministry (MOH) is issuing a pressure injury handbook to all health clinics to better manage wounds such as bedsore as well skin and tissue wounds. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the handbook produced by the Kuala Lumpur Hospital Pressure Injury Prevention Committee had been updated in the second edition and translated into Bahasa Malaysia. “This is a great initiative and is timely as the 10th Circular of the Health Director-General dated Oct 16, 2011 spelt out the policy of forming wound care committees and reference terms at hospitals in Malaysia.”