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Khor 1PollutionThe “haze” may continue till November, and vulnerable groups are frustrated that their health is being compromised, thus top political priority should now be given to stopping this annual crisis.

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Khor 1HealthGood and bad news for half a million Malaysians suffering from Hepatitis C:  there is a new effective medicine but a patient was charged RM385,000 for one course.  In India it is available for less than RM4,000.   Can anything be done about this?

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Khor 1Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen Tablets on a Prescription FormThis week the World Health Assembly will adopt a global plan to address antibiotic resistance and other forms of antimicrobial resistance, which poses a threat to human health and survival.  But will the plan be implemented?

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InvestmentKhor 1Malaysia is taking the lead on two fronts to prevent the use of trade and investment agreements from blocking anti-smoking measures, but will these initiatives succeed?

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Khor 1HealthEbola is a deadly disease, with no approved cure.  This raises various issues, and urgent steps must be taken to contain and fight it.

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Khor 1Affordable_MedicinesA resolution by Health Ministers to formulate a global plan to deal with antibiotics resistance and a new coalition of NGOs to campaign on this issue gives hope that action may finally be coming.

 

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Khor 1WHOThe pulse of the state of health in the world was taken at the recent World Health Assembly which promoted universal health coverage and pledged to act on antibiotic resistance and on several diseases.

 

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Marinate_TradeKhor 1The Attorneys-General of 42 States of the United States have come out in support of the proposal by Malaysia to fully “carve out” tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

 

 

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Khor 1HealthIn the new year, social issues will form an important part of the agenda – including health, water, environment and the rising cost of living.

 

 

 

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Khor 1The present debate on the TPPA in Malaysia is part of the global discussion on how trade and investment treaties are affecting health, including access to medicines and tobacco control.Health

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