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Hulu Langat Initiative: Beyond Being Healthy and Fit. Assoc Prof Dr Rahmah Mohd Amin MD (USM); MPH (UKM); PhD (UK) Department of Community Health UKM Medical Centre A tertiary health centre. Through Dept of Public health…

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Hulu Langat Initiative: Beyond Being Healthy and Fit.

Assoc Prof Dr Rahmah Mohd Amin


Department of Community Health

UKM Medical Centre

A tertiary health centre

Through Dept of Public health…

  • Emphasize

    • Health promotion

  • Promote

    • Individual responsibility for health

    • Community participation

PPUKM & elderly in community Hulu Langat


Healthy Lifestyle

Problems of the elderly

Well controlled

Chronic illnesses

Less active


Not productive



Underlying issues…

  • Global ageing phenomena

  • Malaysia by 2030 – 15% of population 60 years and above

  • Compression of morbidity

    • Live longer but in good health

    • Life expectancy after 60 years old


Active lifestyle

Encompass: physical, mental, social, spiritual component

Phase 2






Humanitarian aid

Phase 1

Treat Problem




Started off working with MOH premise

From 2005 onwards…

Land / building endowed by individual who owned religious school in the same area

Even the ‘old-old’ joined…

Health check



Resource centre

Batu 14, Hulu Langat




How we could do better?

  • They must stand on their own

  • Social facilitation phase


To start a new strategy…

Shooting for TV programme

International Golden Towerthorn 2009 – climb KL Tower

Aha, jantung kuat lagi ni

What else?

Generate income?

Sudut Pembangunan Minda – elderly take turn to present on whatever

topic they are familiar with

They even climbed up the Great wall of China…

Strength and Opportunity

  • Variety of sources

    • A group of healthy and active elderly

      • Senior government officer

    • Good contact & Networking from various walks of life

    • Store of knowledge

      • Biological and health profile

      • Past knowledge

      • Life experience

    • Work closely with PPUKM

      • Standardized patients

Features of this resource centre

  • Meet the need of all stake-holders

  • Equipt with various social structure

  • A lot of social functions can be carried out

  • Supported by health services

  • Led by those with visions

  • Facilitated by a strong organisaion

  • Condusive environment

Does it sail smoothly (challenges)?

  • Operating ‘unofficially’

  • Not patented

  • No formal organisation

  • No special allocation

  • No permanent staff

  • No resources

  • “Kami Syok sendiri” – work of the association’s platform

How it could be done better

  • Involvement from other departments in faculty

  • Involvement of other faculties

  • HEJIM in UKM

    • In fact UPM (IG) has worked closely with this organisation

  • Memorandum of Understanding



  • Community

    • Health awareness

    • Multi-ethnicity

    • Elderly keep active, feels appreciated

  • UKM

    • Good source of standardized patients

    • teaching and learning

    • research

    • Contribution to community

Future Plan

…Will work up

“To be the model of an excellent community engagement”

A big thank you to everyone….

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