MJPHM -Helping build professionalism in public health

  • Zulkifli Ahmad Editor, Malaysian Joumal of Public Health Medicine

Abstract

In this era of globalisation, the gap between rich and poor countries continues to widen, causing tragic inequalities in health and quality of life worldwide. Life itself, our most precious gift, is almost one-third shorter in the developing world than in the industrialized countries.1 The developing world is still struggling with both old and new infectious diseases, And in many of these developing countries, particularly those in rapid economic and demographic transition, non-communicable disease burden such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer are increasing. This is now a widespread feature of the current global health scene in many developing countries, the so-called 'double burden' of disease. 2 How do we cope with such challenges?

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Published
2004-03-01
How to Cite
Zulkifli Ahmad. (2004). MJPHM -Helping build professionalism in public health . Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 4(1), 1-2. Retrieved from https://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/1310
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