We need local-level, granular data that is integrated with social and economic indicators.
The health component of the upcoming 12th Malaysia Plan must have a solid commitment towards ensuring that health initiatives which address the NCD crisis are grounded in reality and are fully funded.
Revenue from the sugary drinks tax was supposed to fund the free school breakfast programme.
We need to promote policies and practices which actively support and encourage personal and community responsibility for health.
The government must strengthen and update its current regulatory and enforcement framework in order to improve surveillance, consumer safety and protection.
Most adults in B40 households have to work to make ends meet, leaving limited time or the space to prepare healthy meals.
Despite the fact that increasing consumption of healthy food is the most effective approach to addressing malnutrition, such options are becoming increasingly unaffordable and out of reach of lower income households.
Crediting RM100 into a woman’s bank account directly each month is an act of encouraging autonomy and empowerment amongst B40 women.
Research Officer & Registered Pharmacist, Galen Centre