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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tag: Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy

Vaccines save lives, think tank tells anti-vaxxers

Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says many diseases such as measles, diphtheria and mumps can be prevented by vaccination.

Sugar tax news is sweet music to Unicef’s ears

However, it says the rate of 40 sen per litre is a bit low.

Think tank lauds move to bring healthcare to rural areas

Galen Centre CEO Azrul Mohd Khalib says rural patients now have to travel long distances to seek treatment for chronic diseases such as cancer, causing them financial hardship.

Pharmaniaga issue: Think tank happy minister ready to review healthcare procurement

Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says 'opaque' agreements such as in the concession awarded solely to Pharmaniaga will improve public access to latest medicines and treatment.

Review Pharmaniaga’s role, think tank urges government

Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says the GLC is essentially a middleman and that the government should deal directly with pharmaceutical companies.

Think tank: No-smoking zones pointless without enforcement

Think tank chief Azrul Khalib says government's campaign using signs and notices in designated areas has had little effect.

Drop in intellectual property ranking reversible, says think tank

Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says the government should consider offering a voluntary licence for the Hepatitis C drug at the centre of the problem, instead of a compulsory licence.

Healthy living: People must choose for themselves, says think tank

Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy says the most effective way to reduce the number of overweight people is to influence what they buy by making healthy food options more affordable.

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