COVID-19 Digital Awareness Challenge.

Dear MyOHUN Members/Friends,

Calling all students!

The One Health-Next Generation (OHW-NG) Project is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Digital Awareness Challenge.

Submission Deadline: 14 June, 2020

What we are looking for
Digital content ( ex., poster, flyer, cartoon, 2-3min videos) to answer at least one of the following

• What is COVID-19?
• How is the COVID-19 transmitted?
• How to prevent individuals from getting infected?
• What message would you share with your community about COVID-19?

Submission process:
You can submit your application to: or using the QR code

  • All students both undergraduate and graduate from the SEA countries are welcome to participate
    individually or in group.
  • All students should follow government regulations (confinement, social distancing, masks, ..). Any
    submissions that break governmental guidelines would be excluded.
  • Submissions must be original content. If submission is not in English, please also submit a translation
    or a summary in English. Content should be appropriate for all literacy levels.
    Review Criteria: Submissions will be judged by a panel on the strength, relevance and artwork and
    communication skills. All students are welcome to participate. Multidisciplinary teams are highly
    A winner will be selected for each of the following material:

1- Best video
2- Best flyer/poster
3- Most innovative digital content

Prizes will be available (will not exceed $4000) and selected submission will be published on OHW-NG
digital platforms and websites.

For more information, please see the attached flyer or email Mr. Shafik Anizar at the National Coordinating Office at

Download the pdf version

MyOHUN Stay at Home

These are dark times for Malaysia, but we as Malaysian should never give up and
should stay vigilant and support each other facing the threat of COVID-19. Our government came out with a Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb this threat.

As mention above, during the period of MCO, MyOHUN National Coordinating Office
will be closed until 14 April 2020. All the NCO members will work from home can still be contacted via email. We apologized in advance for all the inconveniences that occurred during the period. We pray and hope that this threat will end soon.

Our highest and most appreciative thank you to our frontliners that work non-stop to
stop COVID-19 and bring back peaceful Malaysia. We pray that all of you stay strong
and may all of us prevailed.

StayAtHome #thankyouFrontliners


Mesej untuk mendapatkan khidmat sukarelawan ini dipanjangkan kepada anggota Kesihatan dan Perubatan swasta seperti Pakar Perubatan, Pegawai Perubatan, Jururawat, Penolong Pegawai Perubatan dan lain-lain, yang ingin membantu KKM dalam menangani wabak Covid-19 dalam pelbagai skop perkhidmatan dan pelbagai cara mengikut bidang atau kemahiran anggota kes berkenaan.

Khidmat sukarelawan amat diperlukan untuk menjalankan perkhidmatan di bawah:

  1. Menjalankan saringan demam di Fasiliti Kesihatan Awam (Public Health Facilities) seperti di Klinik Kesihatan, Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah, KLIA dan sebagainya.
  2. Menjalankan tugas-tugas di hospital yang terlibat dengan pengendalian kes:
    a) Bukan COVID 19 di Wad dan Jabatan Medikal,Ortopedik,Surgical, dan lain-lain akibat kesesakan pesakit COVID 19 di Hospital COVID
    b) COVID-19 bagi pakar /pegawai yang berpengalaman tertakluk kepada keperluan semasa

Kepada mereka yang ingin berbakti sebagai sukarelawan di fasiliti kesihatan awam seperti di klinik kesihatan, pejabat kesihatan daerah, KLIA dan sebagainya, sila lengkapkan google form di bawah:

Kepada yang ingin berbakti sebagai sukarelawan di hospital KKM, sila lengkapkan google form di bawah ini:

Mereka yang sedang berkhidmat sama ada di sektor awam mahupun swasta, kebenaran Ketua Jabatan atau majikan hendaklah diperolehi terlebih dahulu.

Syarat-syarat menyertai khidmat sukarelawan ini adalah:
1) Berdaftar dengan badan profesional yang mengawal selia amalan pemohon; (bagi yang berkaitan)
2) Sihat tubuh badan & tidak mempunyai masalah kesihatan yang tidak terkawal.
3) Sanggup bertugas di lokasi yang memerlukan.
4) Tiada sejarah melawat ke negara/lokasi wabak COVID-19 atau menjadi kontak rapat kepada kes positif COVID-19 dalam jangkamasa 14 hari sebelum bertugas.

Sekian, terima kasih.


SEAOHUN 2020 Fellowship Program

“CALL FOR APPLICATIONS” Opportunity to join SEAOHUN 2020 Fellowship!

The Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) Fellowship Program places young professionals in academic and research institutions, government, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations, to gain practical experience working on One Health issues in Southeast Asia. SEAOHUN encourages young professionals who passion for One Health with at least a Bachelor’s Degree from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to apply.
Learn more about the SEAOHUN fellowship program and eligibility requirement please visit If you are interested but unsure about eligibility? just contact us at The application deadline is March 25, 2020.

About the fellowship 

SEAOHUN fellows are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. They come from eight countries and have experience working in academia, government and non-governmental organizations. They are doctors, veterinarians, scientists and life-science researchers.

By providing opportunities for health professionals to gain hands-on experience contributing to One Health-related projects, the fellowship program equips them to better prevent, detect and respond to new, emerging, and re-emerging infectious disease threats.

SEAOHUN Fellowship Program supported 18 fellows in 2017–2018 to gain first-hand experience performing One Health-related work under the mentorship of the experts helping to open up and broaden their perspectives about the One Health collaboration at various levels, ranging from local to regional.

What the fellowship includes

• A monthly stipend, round-trip tickets to and from the host organization.
• Placement and mentoring by the host organization for three to five months.
• Eligibility criteria:

Download Fellowship Program Poster

Download Call for Applications 

Call for abstracts on 2019 n-CoV

As we’re confronted daily with news stories about the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019 n-CoV) outbreak, the seventh coronavirus is known to infect humans, the 6th World One Health Congress could not come at a more significant time. With more cases being reported every day the race is on to contain the outbreak and scientists are at the heart of the effort. 

The 6th World One Health Congress offers a unique and valuable opportunity to bring together scientific experts of all the relevant disciplines, to share and discuss their findings. The Congress organizers have therefore added a separate session on the 2019 n-CoV to the program. 

The WOHC2020 2019 n-CoV special session is specifically calling for abstracts with an emphasis on 

  • Pathogenesis and clinical manifestations
  • Virology and epidemiology
  • Intervention strategies (diagnostics, vaccines, antivirals, antibodies and biological response modifiers)
  • Clinical and outbreak management

Submit your late breaker / 2019 n-CoV abstract

Please visit the World One Health Congress website for more info

Novel Coronavirus 2019 Has a Name: The Deadly Disease Is Covid-19

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva they officially name the deadly Novel Coronavirus 2019 as Covid-19, short of “Coronavirus Disease 19”,

It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000. Tens of thousands of people have been infected.

Dr. Ghebreyesus called on the world to fight the new virus as aggressively as possible.

The word coronavirus refers to the group of viruses it belongs to, rather than the latest strain.

The virus itself has been designated SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Researchers have been calling for an official name to avoid confusion and stigmatisation of any group or country.

“We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease,” the WHO chief said.

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.”

The new name is taken from the words “corona”, “virus” and “disease”, with 2019 representing the year that it emerged (the outbreak was reported to the WHO on 31 December)…

Read more at BBC News official site

Below is data taken from the Malaysiakini website – UPDATED 09.30AM | FEB 13|

Here’s what we know so far: (The number of cases detected, deaths, recoveries and countries affected are accurate as of the time of writing.)

Global death toll: 1,363. All patients in mainland China except 1 China national in the Philippines and 1 in Hong Kong.

Number of confirmed cases: Over 60,062 globally, of this 59,539* are in mainland China, 5,680 recovered

Malaysia has recorded 18 cases, 0 deaths, recoveries

2019-nCoV Situation Update – Malaysia

On 5 February 2020 New Straits Times reported that, there are 2 new 2019-nCoV cases in 2 Malaysians who returned from Wuhan

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry today confirmed two new novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in two Malaysians who had returned from Wuhan, China, yesterday.

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad said the father and son, aged 45 and 9, were among 105 individuals who were transported to a monitoring center at the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) in Bandar Enstek, Nilai, Negri Sembilan.

Both were reported to be in stable condition and were receiving treatment at Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban.

This brings the total positive 2019-nCoV cases to 12. From the total, nine are Chinese nationals.

Another two Malaysians who did not pass their initial health screening upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Wuhan, meanwhile, tested negative for the virus.

AirAsia flight AK8256 carrying 107 Malaysians and their non-citizen family members touched down at KLIA at 5.57am yesterday.

They were evacuated from Hubei province’s capital city, Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the 2019-nCoV outbreak which had killed nearly 500 people and infected over 20,000.

Dr. Dzulkefly said the remaining 131 passengers on the flight, which include 26 government officers and flight crew involved in the mission, were being monitored for 14 days.

Below is data taken from the Malaysiakini website – UPDATED 11.20AM | FEB 11|

Here’s what we know so far: (The number of cases detected, deaths, recoveries and countries affected are accurate as of the time of writing.)

Global death toll: 1,013. All patients in mainland China except 1 China national in the Philippines and 1 in Hong Kong.

Number of confirmed cases: Over 42,759 globally, of this 42,299* are in mainland China, 3,344 recovered

Malaysia has recorded 18 cases, 0 deaths, recoveries

MyOHUN Adds Three New Members

MyOHUN expands its wings to include the National Disaster Management Agency
(NADMA) and Malaysia Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
as well as the Kuliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, IIUM, in an ongoing effort to
increase the visibility of One Health holistically in Malaysia. With these new additions,
MyOHUN members in total consist of 17 Universities, 22 Faculties, and 7 Government Agencies.

Universities and Faculties

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

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)
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

Government Agencies

Department of Veterinary Services (DVS)
Institute of Medical Research (IMR)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN)
National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL)
Veterinary Research Institute (VRI)
National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA)
Malaysia Agricultural and Research Development Institute (MARDI)

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call: Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)—Interim Guidance for Clinicians

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm (ET)

During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the current epidemiology, infection control and prevention recommendations, specimen collection and testing, and clinical management for patients with 2019-nCoV infection.

Continuing Education (CE) will not be offered for this COCA Call.   Special Request: Due to the high demand we anticipate for this COCA Call, we kindly ask participants to access it in a group format, if at all possible, to allow for the maximum number of participants to attend. 

Please note, there will be only a few introductory slides for this presentation. The subject matter covered during this webinar will not have an accompanying slide deck.

If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the transcript will be available herea few days after the call.
  A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click the link below to join:   Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16468769923,,887744874# or +16699006833,,915683484# 
Or Telephone:
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 
Webinar ID: 915 683 484
International numbers available:

MyOHUN Appoints Professor Abdul Rahman Omar As The New Chairman

Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN) is delighted to announce the
appointment of Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Omar as the new MyOHUN
Chairman with effect in January 2020.

Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Omar is the Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Universiti Putra Malaysia. Prior to that, Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman served as
Institute of Bioscience’s Director from 2011 to 2019. He also serves as Chairman of
Institutional Biosafety Committee, President of World Poultry Association Malaysia,
Fellow of Academy Science Malaysia, and Regional Advisor Global Alliance for
Research on Avian Diseases. Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman also served as a
MyOHUN Executive Board member since 2014.

Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Omar succeeded YBhg. Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohd Hair
Bejo, who has served as MyOHUN Chairman for more than 7 years since the first
Emerging Pandemic Threat project in 2013. We would like to extend our utmost
gratitude to Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohd Hair Bejo for his leadership and guidance that
helped build and shape MyOHUN to its form today.

Congratulations again to Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman. We look forward to working
together as we stride into the One Health Workforce – Next Generation Project.