The Malaysia Medical Gazette was one of those few portals which made my career in this area of mental health and tobacco control advocacy. I joined in 2013 or so and have been fortunate to see this group grow over the many years. Now they have almost a million unique visitors a year with a wide range of topics in health for the lay public and also students alike. They have been instrumental in our 2015 success for tobacco control through #SmokeFreeMy and also in 2016 with our Mental Health Art Exhibition and Awareness Month.
On the morning of 27th April 2018, we set up a booth in Shah Alam Hospital and had the pleasure to show the Ministry of Health through the Director General of Health some of the articles published. We also took the opportunity to meet the public and also recruit more health workers to write.
It was also a joyous moment as I had the pleasure to meet Dr Hidayah again, our esteem editor and the Iron Lady that “mans” the ship. Other writers were also present. A special shout out to Dr Anis as I recall very clearly that she had joined this group as a medical student and it was heart warming to learn that she is now a medical officer in UKM Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. I wish her all the best in her work and look forward to seeing her growth in the field.
Do take the time to pay us a visit and also should you be keen to write, contact details are in their webpage – http://www.mmgazette.com/