For humanity to advance, nurturing future generations of scientists is imperative. Scientists merit recognition not solely within academic journals but also in the collective consciousness of humanity.
It is no small feat to make it onto Stanford University’s top 2% researcher list. Researchers on the list have greatly impacted their field or discipline through their studies, evidenced by an impressive citation record.
While colorectal cancer mainly affects those aged 50 and above, Malaysia is seeing a “worrisome” rise in colon cancer incidence among younger adults, which further compounds the economic burden of the disease in the country, says an MOH official.
A former matron praises MOH’s decision to allow foreign nurses to work in Malaysian private hospitals amid nursing shortages. In 2021, Malaysia had 113,787 registered nurses, or 1:454 nurse-to-population ratio, far less than 1:300 ratio recommended by WHO.
MOH’s decision to allow private hospitals to hire foreign nurses will provide some relief to our health care system, but it could raise health care costs. Offering foreign nurses competitive packages may also lead to pay disparities with local nurses.
Nurses, often considered the backbone of our healthcare system, have showcased their pivotal role in patient care, health promotion, and disease prevention even more prominently during the Covid-19 pandemic.