MyWASSH News & Events

May Measurement Month" Celebration in Conjunction with World Hypertension Day, from the Department of Primary Care Medicine, UMMC

The Department of Primary Care Medicine at the University Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, organized a Hypertension Screening campaign in conjunction with World Hypertension Day 2023.

Fostering Health & Sustainability: MyWASSH Health Check 2023 with Sunway University’s Campus with a Conscience event

In collaboration with the Sunway University Campus with a Conscience 2023 event, MyWASSH conducted a health check event embodied to the commitment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-3: “Good Health and Well Being”. The event, held from the 18th – 22nd of September 2023…

Malaysia Society of Hypertension - Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

The Malaysian Society of Hypertension (MSH) was officially registered under the Registrar of Society in 1993. The main aim of society is to promote public education on hypertension, to help towards optimum control of hypertension and to encourage research and publication towards better care in the…

BFM Radio Interview with Prof Datin Dr Chia Yook Chin on Reduction of Salt Intake

It’s no secret that Malaysians love food, and maybe we also love the salt in our food, a little too much. But just how much salt are we consuming, and if we’re over the limit, how do we cut down on salt without compromising on taste? And is it really so bad to have that little bit more salt in our…

Awards Announced on World Hypertension Day

Congratulations to our society’s first president Datin Professor Dr Chia Yook Chin who had won the awards of Graham MacGregor Excellence Award in Dietary Salt Reduction at the Population Level on 17th May 2022 in conjunction with World Hypertension Day.

May Measurement Month Celebration in Conjunction with World Hypertension Day, University Malaya Medical Centre 

On 30 May 2022, the celebration was held at Dataran Siti Khadijah, Menara Timur UMMC and officiated by the Deputy Clinical Director (Medical), Dr. Mohmmed Salleh bin Yahya with the theme “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!”

Brief Introduction about MyWASSH as Broadcasted on MedSynapse

5 years ago, a study was done by the Ministry of Health Malaysia and UKWASSH to document the salt intake in Malaysia. UKWASSH suggested a society be formed to address the salt consumption in Malaysia. A year later a team was formed to take up the task of population education, reduction of salt…

MyWASSH Has Been Officially Launched!

The Industry and Stakeholder Engagement Session for Salt Reduction was held in the Ministry of Health, Putrajaya, on the 12th of May 2022. The event was launched by the Honourable Dato’ Dr Haji Noor Azmi bin Ghazali, the 1st Deputy Minister of Health.

Salt Awareness Activity In Gunung Ledang Resort, Johor

The Salt Awareness Activity was held on 19 March 2022, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm at the Gunung Ledang Resort, Tangkak, Johor, in conjunction with local blood donation activity. The photos showed the preparation works done with the restaurant’s chefs, food stalls’ vendors and few tourists.

MyWASSH's Official Launch

The official launch of MyWASSH will be held in conjunction with the Ministry of Health’s World Salt Awareness Week and the launch of the Ministry’s Salt Reduction Strategy. This event will be officiated by the Ministry of Health, YB Khairy Jamaluddin. Date: 12 May 2022 (Tuesday) Time: 0930-1230H (…

Salt Awareness Activity In Twelve Klinik Kesihatans in PKD Kinta, Perak

The objective of this program is to create awareness in the community to change the habit of eating food that is high in salt to a low salt diet to prevent chronic diseases such as hypertension which leads to many complications such as stroke, heart, and renal diseases. We have a variety of…

MyWASSH First Annual General Meeting

On a sunny Saturday morning, on the 22nd of January 2022, our society held its very first Annual General Meeting! As are many meetings in the post-COVID19 era, the meeting was held in hybrid mode. All of this was made possible through the hard work of the pro tempore committee. The inaugural…