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Introduction of dengue vaccine could save Malaysia RM735.3 million, says think tank
 

Introduction of dengue vaccine could save Malaysia RM735.3 million, says think tank

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The Ministry of Health's hesitation in approving the dengue vaccine is costing Malaysia, according to a UK public policy research organisation as dengue is on the rise despite control measures.
 
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27 Oct 2016 - General
 
This is the thing with the governments and health ministries. They are reluctant to change. Officials in top seats are comfortable with the same old routine work and they do not like to be disturbed by new things to plan and implement. The situation is not any different in Sri Lanka. It takes at least several years for a new technology to be implemented in my country. We are years behind in medical technology compared to western countries. Not because we are too poor to afford them. but because ...
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Finally, a vaccine to prevent dengue is now available for people in countries across the world after 20 years of research. The first-ever dengue vaccine can be used by people aged between 9 and 16 years old. Research for the development of the dengue vaccine was conducted in 15 different countries. According to news reports, research on the efficacy of the vaccine had been carried out since 2011 in 15 countries, from Asia-Pacific countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines...
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