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Madam Uma undergoing eye check.【Photograph by Tan Ah Lek】

On August 4, 2013, Tzu Chi volunteers organized a health check campaign at Ladang Sugai Baru Tamil Primary School for the students and parents. Eleven teachers arrived early to provide assistance and serve as volunteers.

Adults undergoing blood sugar and cholesterol tests.【Photograph by Chu Jun Chong】

Malaysia has the highest number of diabetics among the ASEAN countries, with one of the contributing factors being high sugar intake (which also causes obesity). Tzu Chi Melaka recently held a health screening for teachers, parents and students of Ladang Kemuning Kru Tamil Primary School.

Demonstration of vegetarian cooking attracting many visitors.【Photograph by Aw Lee Ching】

The Medical Association of Malaysia and Malaysian Health Ministry jointly held their 3rd annual “Health Education and Health Awareness Exhibition” on June 29 & 30, 2013 at the Exhibition Hall of Mid-Valley Mall. Nearly 30 organizations participated by providing health screenings and health information to the 16,000 visitors.

Dr. Hew Chee Chin was invited to deliver a talk on Coronary Artery Disease at Merlimau Chinese Primary School.【Photograph by Brandon Lee Ling Shiao】

Tzu Chi Melaka held a public health talk at Merlimau Chinese Primary School on June 14, 2013. The talk, delivered by Dr Hew Chee Chin, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon - Paediatrics & Adults, was attended by approximately 90 people.

Doctors presenting a sign language performance for a song entitled, 'Give Love'. The doctors took time off their busy schedules to practise hard for 2 weeks to make this presentation.【Photograph by Thin Ket Yong】

Despite their very busy schedules, the members of Tzu Chi Medical Association (TIMA) organized a gathering on June 1, 2013, with the hope of attracting more medical professionals to understand TIMA and its mission.

A nurse performing haemoglobin test for a Myanmarese woman.【Photograph by Lim Shy Tean】

Health awareness and prevention should not be delayed. For this reason, Hang Tuah Maternal & Child Clinic (KKIA Jalan Hang Tuah) and Kuala Lumpur Tzu Chi Free Clinic jointly organised a health screening programme-cum-awareness talk for female Myanmarese refugees.

First time donors, Too Ruo Qian and Pang Jing Yan, encouraging each other.【Photograph by Tham Yok Seng】

Tzu Chi Tampin has regularly held blood donation drives in collaboration with Tampin Hospital. The campaign attracted not only young people, but also the handicapped, to donate their blood to save lives. They all were inspired by a kind thought.

An active session of Q & A between participants and medical speakers.【Photograph by Tok Chia Hua】

Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur & Selangor's TIMA team organized training on how to care for cancer patients on April 6, 7 and 27, 2013. Seven speakers were invited to give talks to the volunteers. A Cancer Support Group was also formed, comprising of volunteers from various community zones.

Volunteers helping the students to get rid of head lice.【Photograph by Hsieh Hsiu Hua】

On March 17, 2013, Tzu Chi Sandakan held a free clinic-cum-relief distribution at Monopod Sugut Primary School. The School's Headmaster hopes that Tzu Chi can hold such activities more often for the students and their parents.

The tea-serving ceremony officiated the opening of the appreciation gathering. The objective of the event was to thank the doctors, who volunteered their time, and to call for other doctors to join the Association.【Photograph by Tan Lian Hee】

On March 2, 2013, Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) organized a gathering to thank doctors who volunteered their time and expertise to provide assistance to those in need and, at the same time, call for more doctors to join the Association.

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