4LEGISLATIONThe Board is a statutory body established under an Act of Parliament (Act 651).The Act was gazetted on 29 June 2006 and enforced by the Minister of Health on 1st April 2007.
5Malaysian Health Promotion Board According to … Malaysian Health Promotion Board Act (651), 2006:Health Promotion refer to any action or activity which:Strengthens the skills and capabilities of individuals, groups and communities as well as;Enhance social and environmental conditions….. So as to improve their health status.
6HEALTH PROMOTION“Health promotion is the process of enabling people to exert control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health”Ottawa Charter, 1986
7HEALTH PROMOTIONKey strategies of health promotion advocated in the Ottawa Charter:Building a healthy public policy.Creating a supportive environment.Developing personal skills.Strengthening community action.Reorientation of health services.
8Health status … Improved health status means: Decreased morbidity and mortalityIncreased in life-expectancyFunctional independenceQuality of life…… We also refer to this as health outcome.
9MHPB priority areas for health promotion Prevention and control of tobaccoPromotion of healthy lifestyles, including promotion of exercise /physical activity and healthy eatingEnvironmental healthMental healthCancer prevention
10MHPB priority areas for health promotion Diabetes preventionCardiovascular disease preventionPrevention of obesitySexual health(including HIV/AIDS)Research in health promotionPromoting health through sport, cultural and arts activities
12Smart partnership Definitely we need NGO, Media and Professional Bodies play major roles in health promotionCivil society (NGOs and community organizations) play different roles from government and private sectors
13Smart partnershipRefers to the arena of uncoerced collective actions around shared interests, purposes and values
14Smart partnershipTo succeed, programs and activities must be according to MySihat agenda and MOH policyWorking together will ….i. increase synergyii. Avoid duplication of programs/activitiesiii. Avoid negative competitioniv. Avoid resources wastage
15Smart partnership can be successful if…. Based on trustBased on the strength of each organizationClear definition of roles and responsibilitiesImplemented programs and activities must be agreed by all parties
16TYPES OF NGOs Focus on one specific health area A. Specific health NGOsPersatuan Diabetes MalaysiaNASAMYayasan Jantung Negara Persatuan Epilepsy MalaysiaPersatuan SLENutrition Society of MalaysiaMalaysia Mental Health AssociationFocuson onespecifichealtharea
17TYPES OF NGOs B. Health-related NGOs Consultative Council of ReligiousFFPAMSt. John’s AmbulanceRed Crescent SocietyPUSPANITAAreas of interest are more general but willing to take up health issues
18TYPES OF NGOs Focus on health issues C. Umbrella organizations Malaysia AIDS CouncilMAKNAMalaysian Mental Health CouncilFocus on health issues
19Role of NGOs Create awareness Pressure groups Monitoring and evaluationCapacity buildingAdvocacyDo projects in community
20Awareness and advocacy NGOs are the front-liners in their communityIdentify public health issuesIncrease community awarenessDelivery of informationPropose solutionsLobby for change
21REMEMBER ….Malaysia needs strong voice of civil society Effectiveness depends onYOU
22PLEASE REMEMBER:QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ……1. Non-profit organization2. Registered with ROY/ROS3. Sports organization registered with Suruhanjaya Sukan Malaysia
23QUALIFIED APPLICANTS …. 4. Companies limited by guarantee(non-profit) registered with Suruhanjaya Syarikat MalaysiaFoundations (yayasan)IPTA/IPTS registered student clubsSports clubs in any departments
24OBJECTIVE of MySihatTo develop the capacity of organizations including health related and community based organizations for health promotion
25OBJECTIVETo plan and implement health promotion programs and activities for the benefit of the community, with a particular focus on youthText in hereText in hereText in hereText in hereText in here
26OBJECTIVETo develop and support programs to improve population health by preventing, reducing or stopping the use of tobacco products
27OBJECTIVETo fund and support sporting, recreational and cultural organizations to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy environments
28NGOs ..... What can we contribute? LEMBAGA PROMOSI KESIHATAN MALAYSIA MALAYSIAN HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD
29Please apply for the grants: Grants means a sum of money awarded to any registered society by the Board to meet the expenses, partly or wholly, of any health promotion activities or programs to be carried out by that societyGRANTACTIVITIES
30Grant conditions for project implementation All successful applicants must adhere to adopt healthy public policy prepared by the Board in their projects and activities
31Grant conditions for project implementation Grant recipients must acknowledge and recognize MHPB through the use of oral or/and non-verbal communication materials in all health promotion events or activities funded by the Board
32AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT 2008 - X 2009 - X 2010 - X Smart partnership between and NGOs may be developed through forum, seminar and dialogue.Issues pertaining to health are discussed and resolved in this platform.No. of NGO’s attended our briefings:XXX
33AREAS OF INVOLVEMENTOrganizing public awareness campaigns and conducting health promotion on specific health issues.Talks, public forum, exhibitions, walks, runs, etc.
34AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT2. Organizing and celebration of health events at the community level.World TB Day by MAPTBWorld Heart Day by Yayasan Jantung NegaraNo Smoking Day by ASH, MMAWorld Breast Feeding Week by Malaysian Breastfeeding Advisory AssociationWorld Mental Health Day by Malaysian Mental Health CouncilWorld Diabetes Day by Malaysian Diabetes AssociationWorld AIDS Day by Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC)
35AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT3. Supporting and complementing the health campaigns/programs of the Government.Healthy Lifestyle ProgramsOrgan Donation Campaign“Reduce Sugar Consumption” CampaignSenam Seni SihatNCD Community Intervention Programs
37AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT4. Supporting the Health Camps/Medical Camps by the Ministry of Health in the community.Medical examination, medical screening, talks.
38STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESESS OF NGOs NGOs are run by dedicated personnel/ volunteers who are committed and knowledgeable about the health issue they are advocating.They have good networking with health professionals, the community and the private sector.
39STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESESS OF NGOs They are not constrained by government policies and regulations. They are more flexible and independent.They are acceptable to the community because they are usually members on the community.They can reach out to certain sensitive target groups who are not accessible to the health (e.g. drug addicts, sex workers).
40STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESESS OF NGOs WEAKNESSESThey lack personnel who can work full- time. They are dependent on volunteers who usually have a full time job and other commitments.They often and always lack funds and materials resources.
41STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESESS OF NGOs WEAKNESSESThey are limited by geography - they are often concentrated in the bigger towns, especially in the Klang Valley.Their way of doing things may not fit well with government regulations and procedures (clash of culture).
42BUT WILL SUPPORT NGOs Health education materials. Access to the mass media.Technical expertise.Financial support.Networking within and without the MOH system.Capacity building and Training.
43FUTURE AREAS OF COORPORATION Advocacy & development of healthy public policy.Provision of supportive service e.g. Health screening, counseling, etc.Skills development.Mobilizing community action.Development and pre-testing and distribution of educational materials.Conducting research and evaluating health campaign.
44MHPB welcome more strategic partners LEMBAGA PROMOSI KESIHATAN MALAYSIAMALAYSIAN HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD