While we have traveled a long way, there is a tough journey still ahead of us. The percentage of medically certified deaths attributed to cardiovascular diseases have exceeded that of even cancer and has become the No 1 killer disease in Malaysia.
There still needs much to be done and we certainly ask for your support. For example, in the next 12 months we aim to extend training in Basic Life Support to all Malaysians.
We aim to build an active publishing programme in order to provide resource material to schools, workplaces and the community and develop an active Resource Centre.
We aim to:
- Work with health professionals to hold training seminars for personnel interested in working in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition etc.
- Expand support for the cardiac rehabilitation programmes in the community and give them the best chance of a return to a full life following heart attack or surgery.
- Continue to support heart-health programmes.
- Poor health behaviour often starts in childhood. The Heart Foundation of Malaysia hope to work towards promoting a healthy lifestyle programme in preschools and schools with the co-operation of the Ministries of Health and Education.