Terengganu Dengue Conference 2017

Kuala Terengganu, 27 March 2017 – Terengganu Dengue Conference was recently held in Terengganu Equestrian Resort, Kuala Terengganu from 22 – 23 March 2017, organized by the Terengganu State Health Department, a joint collaboration with the Malaysia Public Health Physicians Association.

The theme for this year is “Transforming Dengue Management: Challenges and Strategies”. The aim of this theme is to improve the living conditions of the public through strategic transformation of Dengue management, both in clinical and public health settings.

With more than 400 participants joining this conference including renowned speakers, members of the Ministry of Health, local authority personnel, other government parties, clinicians, professionals and researchers and academicians. Experts came with knowledge and strategies to share and update their research findings on the common interest and concern in the national dengue situation through plenary session and symposiums. On top of that, there was a specific session for paper presentation where research papers and projects are brought up for discussions.

Bayer Environmental Science was invited to set up an exhibition booth at the conference introducing the Bayer 360◦ Vector Control approach and innovation solutions in managing vector-borne diseases. Over the years, Bayer has been actively involved with the management of vector-borne diseases in the public and private settings. By virtual of the expertise gained over the years that have indicated that Vector Control needs a holistic approach if it is to be truly effective.

According to Dr. Hj. Mohamad Bin Omar, Director of Terengganu State Health Department, “The dengue disease can never be prevented and eradicated in silo but requires an efficient networking and collaboration between all parties involved; public health, local authorities and non-governmental agencies”, he said.

(From left) Dr. Tee Hui Siang, Technical Sales Manager explaining Mosquito Control Learning Lab to Dr. Rose Nani Mudin, Head of Vector Borne Disease Sector, Ministry of Health Malaysia (middle).