World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day falls on 28 September every year. It was started by Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) to promote action and awareness for rabies prevention. This year’s World Rabies Day theme is “Zero by 30...

Rabies outbreak in Malaysia

Malaysia has reported the first rabies deaths in 20 years, prompting authorities to take action to contain the outbreak especially in Sabah, Sarawak and the town of Taiping in Perak. Three children in Serian, Sarawak suc...

World Mosquito Day

Every year, 20th August, 2017 is set aside to remember the discovery that helps us fight against deadly diseases brought upon humans by a tiny winged creature called a mosquito. Joanna Lee explains what the buzz is all a...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

Set on the birth date of pioneering nurse, Florence Nightingale – who had suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), this special day raises awareness on CFS, also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or sy...
Living with allergies and asthma

Living with allergies and asthma

More and more children seem to be suffering from asthma and allergies as time goes by. Does this mean that all our children need to live within a sanitised bubble? Priya Kulasagaran talks to medical practitioners to get ...

World Rare Disease Day

Research brings hope to people living with a rare disease In the hopes of raising awareness on rare diseases, World Rare Disease Day is a campaign that thrives on improving access to treatment and medical assistance for ...
One step closer

One step closer!

A team of British scientists may be on the brink of developing a cure for HIV. According to Mark Samuels of Britain’s National Institute for Health Research, this is one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for...
World Aids Day

World AIDS Day

Access equity rights, now! World AIDS Day is celebrated, globally, every year on the 1st of December. Since 1988, this special day has been dedicated to raising public awareness on the deadly disease known as Acquired Im...