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Knowledge Sharing on Suicide Prevention: Country Experience from Malaysia

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Dr._Nurashikin_Ibrahim.pdf
Dr._Andrew_Mohanraj.pdf

February 23, 2015 12:00-13:30 (JST)






WHO estimates that almost one million deaths are due to suicide every year, the majority of which occur in low- and middle-income countries. Attempted suicide can be up to 20 times more frequent than suicide. As suicide is among the top three causes of death in the population aged 15-34 years (second leading cause for 10-24 year olds) globally, there is a massive loss to societies of young people. There is a need for immediate action which includes public health and cross-sector/inter-agency approaches.
To respond to this neglected but important global priority, WHO launched the first-ever World Suicide Report in late 2014. According to the report, Malaysia’s percentage change in age standardized suicide rates 2000–2012 is -23.9% for both sexes.

Tokyo Development Learning Center, the World Bank, together with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health presents knowledge sharing seminar to focus on country case studies, including good practices and lessons learned.

For this session, we will focus on Malaysia’ case, having Dr.Nurashikin Ibrahim, Ministry of Health, Malaysia and Dr.Andrew Mohan Raj, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Perdana University as speakers.

Speaker
Dr. Nurashikin Ibrahim, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Dr. Andrew Mohan Raj, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Perdana University

Moderator
Atsuro Tsutsumi, Research Fellow, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

Target Audience
National and local government officials from ministries and agencies.
Policy makers, DRM stakeholders, health specialists among others.

Connecting sites
Malaysia UKM
Asian Institute of Management
University of Indonesia
Chulalongkorn University
University of Peradeniya

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