MyOHUN 2018

MyOHUN

Malaysia One Health University Network

Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN) was built to promote the philosophy and spirit of One Health in working together to respond to new and emerging diseases. It was initiated in 2012 as part of the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN). The MyOHUN network at present comprises 17 universities, 2 Government ministries, and 7 government departments/agencies.

The concept of One Health in Malaysia aims to forge collaborations between academicians, professionals, scientists, and communities across sectors with responsibility for the health of humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Through this collaboration, cross-sectoral skills and knowledge will be fostered thus enhances the capacity of health and veterinary professionals to respond to emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases through One Health leadership, curriculum development, faculty linkages and exchanges, workshop, staff development, and mentoring between institutions.

MyOHUN Achievements

MyOHUN has successfully conducted more than 120 activities between 2013-2019.  Some of the training are CPD certified. 

  • Workforce Assessment

  • Problem Based Learning    

  • Curriculum Mapping & Review    

  • Development of Modules

  • Simulation of Disease Outbreaks   

  • Wildlife Zoonosis & Ecosystem Health

  • One Health Student Clubs   

  • One Health Programs to Community    

  • Seed OH research fund

Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN) was built to promote One Health's philosophy and spirit in working together to respond to new and emerging diseases. It was initiated in 2012 as part of the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN). The MyOHUN network at present comprises 17 universities, 2 ministries, and 7 government departments/agencies.  

 

MyOHUN Membership OHW-NG 2020

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine)

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) (School of Medical Sciences, School of Health Sciences)

  • International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (Kuliyyah of Medicine, Kuliyyah of Allied Health Sciences)

  • Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

  • Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) (School of Fundamental Sciences)

  • Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) (Faculty of Medicine)

  • University of Cyberjaya (UoC) (Faculty of Medicine)

  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) (Faculty of Medicine)

  • Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

  • Management & Science University (MSU) (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)

  • Universiti Malaya (UM) Faculty of Medicine

  • International Medical University (IMU) School of Medicine

  • Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences  

  • RCSI & UCD Malaysian College (The Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland & University College Dublin Malaysian Campus

* Founding Universities and Faculties 

Government Ministries

  • Ministry of Health

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry

Government Departments

  •  Department of Veterinary Services (DVS)

  • Veterinary Research Institute (VRI)

  • Malaysia Agricultural and Research Development Institute (MARDI)

  • Institute of Medical Research (IMR)

  • National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL)

  • Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN)

  • National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA)

MyOHUN UPDATES

 

MyOHUN 2021

PAY IT FORWARD: THE UNINTENDED YET WONDERFUL CONSEQUENCE OF THE MyOHUN CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteerism has long been an integral element of health services. It enhances well-being for individuals and societies through the ideals of solidarity and altruism. Volunteerism offers vital assistance to people and communities in need without requesting anything in return. Unexpectedly, one call for volunteers generated a snowball effect of good deeds in a time of crisis.

 

As COVID-19 cases surged in Malaysia, the Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), through active collaboration with the Government of Malaysia, activated its second call for volunteers in January 2021 to assist the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre in their efforts to manage the spread of the virus. MyOHUN established multiple social media and networking platforms reaching member and non-member universities, public and private agencies all around the country. It announced the first call for volunteers in March 2020 during the early phase of the pandemic. The call succeeded in enlisting more than 1000 volunteers to help in hospitals with the positive cases and laboratories for COVID-19 screening tests.  A second call saw  more than 250 health-related personnel respond despite pandemic-induced fatigue and other challenges. Happily, this call captured the attention of the Ericsen Foundation.

“I saw MyOHUN’s post on Facebook calling for volunteers and thought that this is an opportunity to help the overburdened medical system as the rate of infection increased every day because we are in this together,” said Chew Meng Li, the Financial Officer for the “Malaysia COVID-19 Charity Drive” of the Ericsen Foundation. This program was recently launched by the Foundation. After seing MyOHUN’s call for volunteers, Chew Meng Li contacted Dr. Chee Hui Yee from the Universiti Putra Malaysia Teaching Hospital (HPUPM) to offer the sponsorship in the form of medical supplies, small equipment, and consumables. The Ericsen Foundation also contributed to the work on COVID-19 screening for refugees registered under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This medical testing is currently undertaking with the main funding coming from the USAID COVID-19 Emergency Tranche Fund.

“Without this help, HPUPM would not be able to set up the COVID-19 detection laboratory so fast, just within 2 weeks.”
Dr. Chee Hui Yee, Associate Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia Teaching Hospital.

COVID-19 has impacted the communities more than we can imagine. A single act of kindness may directly cushion the negative impact of the pandemic to a degree, but more importantly it may generate a snowball effect of good deeds from all directions.

 

So…pay it forward, everyone. MyOHUN did!

- Personal protective equipment, distancing, and group size standards in this photo were consistent with local public health guidance and COVID-19 status in the specific country and time it was taken. This may not reflect best practices for all locations where COVID-19 is still spreading. -