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Day: November 19, 2020

Nearly one in five Malaysian adults has diabetes

SOME 3.6 MILLION MALAYSIANS HAVE DIABETES, the HIGHEST IN ASIA and one of the highest in the world. 1 in 5 Malaysian adults now has the condition, as reported in the National Health and Morbidity Survey. By 2025, close to 1 in 3 adults (7 million, both diagnosed and undiagnosed) are estimated to be affected by diabetes in Malaysia, the Ministry of Health revealed in 2019. CAP’s advice: Protect...
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Monitoring Indoor Mercury Vapour in Hospitals in Indonesia

  Krishna Zaki from the Nexus3 Foundation shared his experience with monitoring indoor mercury vapour in hospitals in his community in Indonesia. They used the citizen science approach in this campaign because the citizens, especially healthcare workers, are the people most at risk of being exposed to the harms of mercury-containing devices. He said that these devices are still widely used...
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