Thursday, January 27, 2011

1 Malaysia Help & Health Campaign_INVITATION

Dear all,

Do you want to have healthy lifestyle? Do you need basic knowledge to assist a victim of sudden illness or injury immediately?

A golden opportunity has arrived! It is proud to announce that Malaysian Red Crescent Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter is going to organize 1Malaysia Help and Health Campaign with the details as follow:

Date: 15th, 16th and 17th March 2011

Time: 10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.

Venue: Multipurpose Hall (MPH), Multimedia University Cyberjaya Campus

We are going to have 9 meaningful sub-events which are:

1) Blood Donation Drive,
2) Free Medical Checkup Services,
3) Organ Donation Campaign,
4) Mass CPR Campaign,
5) Demonstration,
6) Health Talk,
7) International Student Help Unit,
8) Exhibition!

The objectives of our event are:

1) To associate together in focusing on social problems and people who need help by handing a hand to them and to indicate them some solutions.

2) To adapt health's knowledge into everyone's mindset and utilize this knowledge by practicing them in a daily life to improve the quality and standard of their lifestyle.

Keeping healthy life style and having basic knowledge to manage sudden illness or injury is important to everyone included people who you love. Everyone is invited without charging fees!

Thank you.

"Together we Strive for Humanity"

Best Regards

Chapter Committees

1 Malaysia Help and Health Campaign

Malaysian Red Crescent

Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Love, Cancer & U" Campaign

On 19th January 2011, Malaysian Red Crescent, Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter organized the "Love, Cancer & U" campaign supported by Merck, Sharp & Dohme (MSD) Malaysia branch, Pusat Rawatan Islam Al-Zahrah and MMU Cyber Clinic with sponsors from La Senza, Av—źne, Kao Malaysia and Revive Isotonic drinks.
:: Sponsors booth

The "Love, Cancer & U" campaign was officially launched by Mr. Omarruddin Ibrahim, Manager of Student Affairs Division. Also present in the ceremony were Mr. Mahendra Chilukuri, Advisor of MMU Malaysian Red Crescent and Ms. Rachel Ho, Consumer Brand Manager from MSD.
:: Opening speech by Mr Omarruddin

:: Launching Ceremony By Mr Omarruddin Ibrahim and Ms Ms. Rachel Ho

An educational talk on HPV & related diseases was also arranged which was given by Dr. Susanna Huam, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist from Damansara Specialist Hospital. She shared a lot of useful information regarding the Cervical cancer and some other related deceases such as genital ward, vulva cancer etc.

We also had a special guest appearance - Ms. Teri Choong, Executive Director of PJ Life Arts Centre and Winner of Malaysian Women’s Weekly “Most Inspiring Women 2009/2010” who was there to share her personal experience on how she battled and survived from cervical cancer. It was very inspiring to hear her story which touched many of our hearts.
:: Ms Teri Choong

The aim of this awareness and prevention campaign is to further increase awareness and educate MMU staffs and students about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and related diseases. HPV is the common virus that causes cervical cancer. Many people would've probably heard or came across the word cervical cancer but many are still lacking of accurate information about the disease. According to the 2nd report of the National Cancer Registry, after breast cancer, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in Peninsular Malaysia 2003.
HPV can cause more than just cervical cancer. Certain types of HPV can also cause vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and genital warts in females. HPV also can cause genital warts in males.

At least 50% of sexually active men and women will get HPV infection in their lifetime. The highest rates of genital HPV infection are found in adults 18-28 years of age. Worst of all, both males and females can transmit the virus without even knowing it.

Genital warts are cauliflower-like growths at the genital area and it is highly contagious. About two-third of people who have sexual contact with an infected partner will develop them, usually within 3 months. About 25-67% of cases have been proven to recur within 3 months after treatment.

The good news is, today, both males and females can prevent HPV infection through HPV vaccination and healthy lifestyle.
:: Among the students who benefit with the vaccination in this campaign

::Consultation from doctor before they go for vaccination

It was indeed a very successful campaign for us all and most importantly is, we were able to protect ourselves and loved ones today from HPV. It is vital for us all to play a role in educating ourselves and sharing valuable information with our friends and family which can save many lives!

Do your part and protect yourself today!

Thank you.

"Together We Strive For Humanity"

Best Regards
Chai Sim Por
"Love, Cancer & U" Campaign
Malaysian Red Crescent
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter