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Day: January 21, 2020

Polio hits Malaysia
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Polio hits Malaysia

For 27-years Malaysia was free from polio, but, in December 2019, the Health Ministry in Malaysia confirmed its first new case. A three-month-old boy experiencing

Floods in Jakarta – A healthcare priority
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Floods in Jakarta – A healthcare priority

The New Year saw torrential rainfall across Jakarta that triggered floods in all five municipalities. Of the 268 flooding spots flagged by the Indonesian National

New lung epidemic on the rise
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New lung epidemic on the rise

In good news, many countries have started to experience falling smoking rates – according to Nielsen cigarette sales volume slipped 11.2 percent worldwide in the four-week period