The University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hosted the APACPH-KL Early Career Global Public Health Conference: Implementation Science for Improving Population Health on the 11th and 12th of April, 2019. The two-day conference was officiated by APACPH-KL President, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Professor Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud. The conference gathered experts and researchers in public health for an exchange and expansion of knowledge and to share experiences on how to tackle public health issues, which are sometimes borderless.

Organized by Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Kuala Lumpur (APACPH-KL), in collaboration with the Centre for Population Health (CePH), the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM), Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, and the University of Airlangga; the conference aimed to leverage on the global public health education and research of Asia-Pacific universities to address global public health issues through interaction with public policy and media. It also hoped to develop and enhance the network amongst international fellow students and early career public health researchers.

The conference offered an excellent platform for early-career public health professionals and students to exchange ideas and network with regional public health thought leaders and researchers. The organizers succeeded in bringing people from the industry, academia, NGOs, and international organizations to make presentations and have interactive discussions. Participants made oral presentations on Health Systems and Policy, Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Health as well as Behavioural and Reproductive Health.

This conference hopes to build up the confidence of early-career public health professionals and postgraduate students in presenting and publishing articles in well-regarded peer-reviewed journals. It was also the perfect opportunity for them to network and interact with one another. APACPH-KL and the University of Malaya look forward to more of such activities being conducted in the near future.

Published: 2020-08-28

GUEST EDITORIAL: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IS HERE TO STAY!

Wah Yun Low, Maznah Dahlui, Nur Asyikin Yakub, Fatin Diyana Abdul Aziz, Tri Martiana

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EVALUATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT’S OUTDOOR THERMAL COMFORT DURING PEAK URBAN HEATING HOURS IN GREATER KUALA LUMPUR

Chng Saun Fong, Nasrin Aghamohammadi, Logaraj Ramakreshnan, Nik Meriam Sulaiman

3 - 11

ENDOTOXIN EXPOSURE AND LUNG FUNCTION AMONG RICE MILLERS IN MALAYSIA

Siti Farhanah Md Shakri, Siti Marwanis Anua, Sabreena Safuan, Amiratul Aifa Mohamad Asri

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EXPOSURE OF AFLATOXIN B1 (AFB1) IN INHALABLE DUST AND ITS RESPIRATORY EFFECTS AMONG RICE MILLERS

Amiratul Aifa Mohamad Asri, Siti Marwanis Anua, Sabreena Safuan, Siti Farhanah Md Shakri

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FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEMODIALYSIS SERVICES AT XY TEACHING HOSPITAL

Thinni Nurul Rochmah, Rochiati ., Iriana Depung Mad Arabe

72 - 77

SERVICE EXPERIENCE BY THE BUGIS ETHNIC ON HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN SOUTH SULAWESI

Armin ., Alimin Maidin, Indahwaty Sidin, Fridawaty Rivai, Oedojo Soedirham, Fadila Rizki

78 - 83

CONSTRAINTS IN WAITING TIME OF HOSPITAL PHARMACY SERVICES

Linda Miftahul Jannah, Eka Nurul Hidayah Puspa Seruni, Thinni Nurul Rochmah

84 - 90

ROOT CAUSES OF MEDICATION ERRORS IN THE PHARMACY UNIT OF A MENTAL HOSPITAL IN INDONESIA

Rifatul Hasna, Thinni Nurul Rochmah, Muhammad Septian Cahya

99 - 106

THE COMPLIANCE OF CLINICAL PATHWAY ON CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN DECREASING THE LENGTH OF STAY FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING MASTECTOMY AT AN ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTRE

Ahmad Amin Mahmudin, Djazuly Chalidyanto, Desak Gede Agung Suprabawati, Erwin Asta Triyono, Elly Listiyani

107 - 114

EVALUATION OF DIPHTHERIA SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN KEDIRI REGENCY, EAST JAVA PROVINCE

Siti Shofiya Novita Sari, Bambang Wuryono Kartika, Catharina Umbul Wahyuni, Istianah .

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DETERMINANTS ON THE UTILIZATION OF INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERY IN RURAL AREAS OF MYAING TOWNSHIP, MAGWAY REGION, MYANMAR

Thida Aung, Aung Kyaw Oo, Alan F. Geater, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Min Ko Ko

129 - 137

THE EFFECT OF HOSPITAL SERVICE QUALITY ON INPATIENT SATISFACTION IN PIRU HOSPITAL

Ernawaty ., S. Supriyanto, Krisbianto ., Visianti .

155 - 162

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS OF STUNTED GROWTH AMONG TODDLERS IN MAKASSAR CITY: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

Minsarnawati Tahangnacca, Ridwan Amiruddin, Ansariadi ., Aminuddin Syam

189 - 195

IMPROVING HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE THROUGH WHO’S MULTIMODAL HAND HYGIENE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

Bernadetta Indah Mustikawati, Djazuly Chalidyanto, Niken Syitharini

212 - 219

IDENTIFYING THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH EMERGENCY BOARDING TIME

Andri Sofa Armiani, Tito Yustiawan, Endang Prabawati

220 - 225

COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS BETWEEN SMALL INCISION CATARACT SURGERY AND PHACOEMULSIFICATION

Anggun Wulandari, Maznah Dahlui, Ernawaty ., Ratna Dwi Wulandari, Thinni Nurul Rochmah

231 - 237

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF LIFE COURSE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH ADULTHOOD METABOLIC SYNDROME

Mohammad Fadzly Marzuki, Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud, Kew Yueting, Moy Foong Ming

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