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Where is Ministry Of Health located?

Ministry Of Health is located Commonwealth Drive, Bandar Seri Begawan ,Negara Brunei Darussalam

What is a Public Health Services?

The Public Health Services is concerned with threats to health, based on population health analysis. Aspects that are looked at includes environmental health, health promotion, health economics, public policy and occupational health to improve health and quality of life mainly through disease prevention and surveillance.

How to maintain healthier?Did MOH assist to support?

Yes, The Ministry's commitment to quality care has always included providing access to the health information by various means. This includes managing your health via online.

What are the disadvantages of smoking?Is there possibilities that I could encounter such diseases? By how, can it be stop?

Yes, smoking is not good for your health, it will destroy our inside of our main body such as you can have a lung cancer, high risk in heart diseases, stroke, throat cancer, hardening of arteries, liver cancer, mouth cancer and impotence.

Yes, it can be stop. When stop smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure will drop within 20 minutes, your blood circulation and lung function improves within 3 minutes, your cough and breathe easier within 9 months and risks of coronoray heart diseases and cancer are cut in half with 1 - 5 years time.

How to watch weight? Is there risks of many eating if not to watch our weight?

1.Watch while you eat, remember the healthy plate portion is 1/2 plate of vegetables, 1/4 plate of carbohydrates, 1/4 plate of protein.
2.Avoiding to eat late at night because it will helps with better digestion and prevent over accumulation of energy. Take a break from eating - fest. Choose water over carbonated drinks and cordials because it is high in sugar level.

The risks:
1. Risk of Coronary Diseases
2. Kidney Problems,
3. Diabetes,
4. High Cholestrol
5. Heart Failures

How to stay protected from ZIKA?

By protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites: is to wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers, applying insect-repellent, sleep under mosquito nets or in rooms with wire-mesh screen to keep out mosquitoes attack. ZIKA virus can also be a sexually transmitted: Practice safe sex or abstrain from sex during your travels and for at least eight weeks after your return. Pregnant women are to be more cautious: by avoiding unneccessary travel to areas of ongoing ZIKA virus outbreaks. Avoid donating blood: At least four weeks after departure from the area travelled. After returning from your travels: always monitor your own health and to look out for any symptoms of ZIKA virus for at least 14 days after your return.

Is there a treament for ZIKA Virus?

No, there is no vaccine or specific drug agaisnt this virus. Only pain and fever can be treated.

Patients with symptoms of ZIKA Infection should:

  • Get plenty of bed rest
  • Wear clothing that covers arms and legs
  • Take medicine to relieve fever and pain
  • Use mosquito nets when napping
  • Drink plenty of liquids

Important Note: If symptoms worsen or get more serious complications develop, see a doctor immediately.

How to manage your medicines tips?

Medicines can help you feel better and get well. Here are some important tips to consider to lower the risks and obtain the full benefits of taking your medicines:
1. Share all of your existing medicine information with your doctor / healthcare professional
2. Know your medicines & what it does. Read the labels & follow its instructions. Stick with a schedule & build a reminders, organize and set a daily routines, try to avoid any interactions with any unknown drugs
3. Report if any side effects regarding your medicines.
4. Follow up & share concerns

What is Calories?

A calorie is a unit of measurement for the energy value of food.

Where do calories come from?


The energy that fuels your body mainly comes from the food we eat such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

Why do we need calories?


Yes, humans need a calorie in their body for energy in order to fuel our daily life activities - from simple breathing to intense exercise.

Why do we need calories?


Yes, humans need a calorie in their body for energy in order to fuel our daily life activities - from simple breathing to intense exercise.

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How and Where to ask services?


The Office of Services strive to ensure continuous support is provided to all health services in the country via coordinating strategic planning and strengthening key internal operations in accordance to the Ministry’s strategic priorities. The overall goal for the Office of Services is to improve service delivery to enhance effectiveness and performance of all aspects of healthcare and its system through consolidation and realignment.

Contact Information - Services
Office of Services
First Floor (New Wing)
Ministry of Health,
Jalan Menteri Besar, Bandar Seri Begawan
BB3910, Brunei Darussalam
Tel (Planning) : +673-2381640 ext 7951 / 7952 / 7953
Tel (Operations) : +673-2381640 ext​ 7747 / 7750 / 7748 / 7746
Fax: +673-2380720​​

Is there any clinical specialties services?



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For more information, please call Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre.

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What are the tips for being healthier ageing?

There are 9 tips for healthy ageing:

  • To maintain healthier ageing, to be able to eat a balanced diet (for eg. carbohydrate, protein and etc).
  • Be physically more active (for eg. regularly maintain exercise).
  • Get a regularly preventive check-ups.
  • Do not smoke cigarette or vape.
  • Be safe (put safety where ever you are).
  • Avoid environmental extremes.
  • Always stay positive mind thinking.

Note:For more information, please directly through Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre


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What is a vaccine and vaccination?

A vaccine is a product that produces immunity from a disease and can be administered through a needle injections, by mouth, or by aerosol. While vaccination is the injection of a killed or weakened organism that produces immunity in the body against that organism.

Note:
For more information, please directly through Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre

What are the fiction & facts that separates between these two phrases?

FICTION:

  • Better hygiene and sanitation will make diseases disappear - vaccines aren't that neccessary.
  • Vaccines have a several damaging and long-term side-effects that are yet unknown.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases are almost eradicated in my country, so there is no reason to be vaccinated.
  • Vaccines contains mercury that which is dangerous.
  • Giving a child more than one vaccine at a time can increase the risk of harmful side-effects and overloads the child's immune system.
  • Vaccines can caused autism.
  • Vaccines can caused also cancer.
  • Vaccination of a young children can cause seizures.
  • Childhood vaccines contains porcine (that substances resembling pigs).

Note:For more enquiries, directly through Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre.

FACTS

  • Harmful diseases preventable by vaccines will return and can spread if we do not continue to vaccinate, regardless of how clean we are.
  • Vaccines are very safe. Most vaccine reactions are usually minor and temporary, such as a sore arm or mild fever. Serious health events are extremely rare and are carefully monitored.
  • Negara Brunei Darussalam has eliminated a number of vaccine-preventavle diseases like polio and measles by immunisation. However, the virises and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable diseases and death still exist.
  • There is no scientific evidence shows that giving several vaccines at the same time has no adverse effect on a child's immune system and are safe for use.
  • There is no scientific evidence to support the notion of a link between any vaccine and the likelihood of developing autism.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine act to directly prevent cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine prevents liver cancer and the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer.
  • Seizures are a relatively common responds to fever of any cause in a young children and not neccessarily because of vaccination.
  • All childhood immunisation vaccines procured by the Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam have been declared to have no alcohol content and no animal origin including porcine.

Note:For more information, please directly through Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre


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What is a vaccine and vaccination?

A vaccine is a product that produces immunity from a disease and can be administered through a needle injections, by mouth, or by aerosol. While vaccination is the injection of a killed or weakened organism that produces immunity in the body against that organism.

Note: For more information, please directly through Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre.

What are the fiction & facts that separates between these two phrases?

FICTION

  • Better hygiene and sanitation will make diseases disappear - vaccines aren't that neccessary.
  • Vaccines have a several damaging and long-term side-effects that are yet unknown.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases are almost eradicated in my country, so there is no reason to be vaccinated.
  • Vaccines contains mercury that which is dangerous.
  • Giving a child more than one vaccine at a time can increase the risk of harmful side-effects and overloads the child's immune system.
  • Vaccines can caused autism.
  • Vaccines can caused also cancer.
  • Vaccination of a young children can cause seizures.
  • Childhood vaccines contains porcine (that substances resembling pigs).

Note:For more enquiries, directly through Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre.
FACTS

  • Harmful diseases preventable by vaccines will return and can spread if we do not continue to vaccinate, regardless of how clean we are.
  • Vaccines are very safe. Most vaccine reactions are usually minor and temporary, such as a sore arm or mild fever. Serious health events are extremely rare and are carefully monitored.
  • Negara Brunei Darussalam has eliminated a number of vaccine-preventavle diseases like polio and measles by immunisation. However, the virises and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable diseases and death still exist.
  • There is no scientific evidence shows that giving several vaccines at the same time has no adverse effect on a child's immune system and are safe for use.
  • There is no scientific evidence to support the notion of a link between any vaccine and the likelihood of developing autism.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine act to directly prevent cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine prevents liver cancer and the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer.
  • Seizures are a relatively common responds to fever of any cause in a young children and not neccessarily because of vaccination.
  • All childhood immunisation vaccines procured by the Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam have been declared to have no alcohol content and no animal origin including porcine.

Note:For more information, directly through Talian Darussalam 123 Call Centre.