I am very pleased to see spontaneous response from the private academic groups to the government policy on the “National Strategic Plan for Non-Communicable Disease”. The forum will be having a series of presentations and discussions on prevention and management on NCDs. It comprised the
views and comments by respective scholars and professors from Malaysia and abroad.
For Malaysia, the National Strategic Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases,also known as NSP-NCD, is the MOH’s flagship in moving the NCD agenda forward. 72.5% of 16 million population is suffered from hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. 60% of the population are under the category of obesity. NCDs become the first enemy of national health of Malaysia, in 2011.However, two-thirds of the Malaysians are not aware on their health status and finally bring to
Recognising the need to operationalise the “whole-of-government” approach, the Cabinet also approved the formation of a Cabinet level committee, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, under NSP-NCD. The committee is called the “Cabinet Committee for A Health Promoting Environment”, comprising the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information, communication and Culture, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Women, Family and Community development, and Ministry of Housing and Local Government.
The Cabinet Committee plan to allocate RM90million in expanding the Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Dietary Campaign throughout the country.
In view of the the “whole-of-society” approach to achieve multi-sectoral action in the prevention of NCDs, the Ministry of Health had implemented a Diseases Surveillance Mechanism in collaborate with the private sectors, through the community leadership, inter-sectoral partnership and community mobilization. The people-centred health care framework promotes empowering communities and individuals to fully participate in health decision-making, and this principle is articularly relevant in the control and prevention of chronic diseases. As I mentioned before, the efforts by the government through advertising and awareness campaign do not meet the targeted satisfactory result, as we need more positive and proactive reaction from the grass root level.
Therefore, I welcome and support the organisation of The 2012 World Chinese Natural Medicine Forum and encourage a series of follow-up action e.g. public awareness seminars and workshops to be carried out. I believe that it will receive an encouraging response from the government and private sectors.
I wish to congratulate the success of this forum and academician summit.
“非傳染性疾病＂在馬來西亞已經是一個非常需要被嚴重看待的課題。馬來西亞的1,600 萬成人中，約有72.5% 或 1,160 萬人患有「五高」或癌症、60%人口屬於超重痴肥。在2011 年，它已經成了我國人民的健康頭號殺手。令人感到遺憾的是，三分之二的大馬人卻對自己的身體健康毫不知情，以致病發時就尾隨著許多難以收拾的疾病。
馬來西亞在2010 年成立了「非傳染性疾病內閣委員會」，并計劃在四年間撥款9000 萬馬幣，以推動改善人民不良生活及飲食習慣的計劃。