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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians hoping for an organ transplant find themselves having to go overseas because private hospitals here are struggling to meet the new criteria imposed by the Health Ministry (MOH) two years ago.
A new Act aimed at stopping the illegal organ trade involving Malaysian patients is currently being studied by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country beset with shortages.
EXCLUSIVE:There are 18,000 Malaysians waiting for organ transplants and there are enough donors. Yet, many have been waiting for years because only 60 transplants take place a year in government hospitals. There are only about a dozen surgeons in the country qualified to perform this procedure.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victims of trafficking have seen little benefit in the 15 years since a global treaty to combat human trafficking was adopted, and some nations have passed laws or policies that do more harm than good, a rights group said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen countries have agreed to enforce laws to fight trafficking in human organs, a business that exploits the world's poorest people and earns criminals up to $1.2 billion (0.80 billion pounds) in illegal profits every year.
BEIJING: China will stop its controversial practice of using executed prisoners as a source of transplant organs from next month, a Chinese newspaper reported Thursday, a promise it has made repeatedly in the past.