Latest COVID-19 Situation in Brunei Darussalam
One active case of COVID-19 case is still being treated at the National Isolation Centre and no new case has been recorded. Meanwhile, 431 individuals are currently undergoing Mandatory Self-Isolation. The Ministry of Health in its press release on latest update of the COVID-19 situation in the country also stated that total cases remain at 146, with 142 recovered cases.
10th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation High Level Meeting on Health & the Economy
A sustainable health system is needed throughout the world. Meanwhile, APEC economists must continue to work together to support the society at all levels in order to achieve broader peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. This was among the matters highlighted by the Minister of Health during the 10th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy held online on the 23rd of September. During the meeting, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar also stated Brunei Darussalam's support of the APEC leadership and its efforts in line with the World Health Organisation, WHO approach.
Doa Kesyukuran in Conjunction with World Maritime Day and 3rd Anniversary of MPABD
The Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam, MPABD held the Mass Fardhu Maghrib prayer, Sunat Hajat Prayer and Doa Kesyukuran in conjunction with the World Maritime Day and MPABD's 3rd anniversary. The function was held at the Brunei International Airport Surau, 24th September.
Wira Fajar and Youth Performing Mass Dawn Prayer at the Mosque Programme
Islamic education teaches the ummah to avoid polytheism, to be good to one's parents, perform the five daily prayers, avoid being arrogant and to speak courteously in a moderate voice. The matter was highlighted in the Tazkirah or short talk during the Wira Fajar and Youth Performing Mass Dawn Prayer At the Mosque Programme. The programme was held at Ar-Rahim Mosque in Kampung Bukit Panggal, Tutong.
Masjidku Makmur Programme and Mass Fardhu Subuh Prayer
Kampung Labu Mosque in Temburong District held a Masjidku Makmur Progamme and Mass Fardhu Subuh prayer.
Sign Language Workshop
In conjunction with the Hearing Impaired Awareness Week and Sign Language Day, the Sign Language Workshop was held for two days started yesterday. The workshop also aims to raise awareness of the less fortunate, especially the hearing impaired. Apart from that, it attracts the interest of the public to recognize and learn sign language. The workshop took place at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.
Opening of the Clinical Faculty Development Workshop
The Ministry of Health will continue to improve the health and well-being of the people of Brunei Darussalam through a high quality and comprehensive health care system which is more effective, efficient, responsive, affordable, equitable and accessible to all in the country. The Deputy Permanent Secretary for Professional at the Ministry of Health who is also the Chairman of the Postgraduate Advisory and Training Board stated this during the Opening of the Clinical Faculty Development Workshop: Key Concepts in Medical Education. The 2-day workshop which began yesterday is a collaboration between the Postgraduate Advisory and Training Board, Ministry of Health and the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
More than 60 percent of breast cancer patients in Brunei are diagnosed at the late stage when the cancer has already spread to the lymph nodes or other organs. A recent study conducted by the Ministry of Health showed that patients' five-year survival rate dropped from 92 percent in early-stage breast cancer to 21 percent in advanced stage cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Brunei, with 100 new cases recorded each year between 2009 and 2018.
Honesty and Trustworthiness in Work
Good and honourable morals are very important in building a harmonious religious life, society and nation. Among them is integrity which is related to honesty and trustworthiness in work whether it is self-employment, in the government or private sectors. The subject was the highlight of yesterday's Friday sermon.
Song Dedicated to All Teachers in the Country
Teachers Day which is celebrated every 23rd of September is to commemorate the struggle and deeds of teachers who develop student's education and performance in Brunei Darussalam. Teachers who educate their pupils with patience and determination provides inspiration for a local 19-year-old youth to write a song.