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Uniting for better health after Covid-19 has passed

This last Vital Signs column takes a look at the lessons we (hopefully) take away from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Covid-19: Three immediate public health priorities

Over the next one week, we need to focus on obtaining more clinical equipment, mass testing and utilising more public health expertise in decision-making.

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Non-medical experts needed to help fight Covid-19

Every Malaysian can help play a role in the war against Covid-19, including experts in 3D printing, engineering and material science.

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Covid-19: Working together to make social distancing successful

The effectiveness of the movement control order relies on all Malaysians making the effort to follow it.

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Dear Health Minister, please attend to these priorities

With a new minister and two deputies appointed to the Health portfolio, here are some important areas for them to pay attention to.

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Dear Prime Minister, suggestions for our next Health Minister

The Health portfolio is a crucial one, best suited for a science-driven, results-based, non-partisan health technocrat.

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Politicians: A new threat to public health?

The current political chaos affects public health as much as other public services, which is especially worrying with the ongoing Covid-2019 outbreak.

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Managing the coronavirus outbreak is a marathon, not a sprint

With no signs of the novel coronavirus outbreak slowing down, healthcare professionals need to settle in and strategise for the long haul.

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Science and unity will save us

The coronavirus outbreak is a fight between species, not between countries. Therefore, science and unity will save Malaysia.

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Malaysia does not have a good record of transparency

In healthcare especially, more transparency on data and procurements would instil greater trust in our Health Ministry.

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Lessons we can learn from Vision 2020

Although Vision 2020 has been replaced by other development plans, there are lessons we can take away from this first vision of Malaysia as a developed nation.

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Reforming Malaysia's medical education system

There are a number of means by which we can help improve our local medical education system in both the short term and the long run.

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