On Saturday 31 March, the Consul-General of Malta in Victoria, Mr Charles Mifsud, (launched Prof. Maurice Cauchi’s latest book Health Issues Today. The book launch was held at the Maltese Community Centre in Parkville.
Praising the high quality of the publication, Mr Mifsud said that, while the book is not intended as a textbook, it is a very good medical reference book for lay people. He commended Prof. Cauchi for offering all proceeds of sale from the book to the Bishop Joseph Grech Memorial Fund to be able to offer scholarships to young people of Maltese background to experience Maltese culture and history first hand in Malta.
Prof. Cauchi said that the book’s content originated from articles that he had published in the Times of Malta over the last few years. His main aim was to explain topical medical issues in simple language that anyone with a secondary level of education would be able to understand. He thanked the Malta Government, particularly Minister Dolores Cristina, for paying the cost for copies to be shipped to Australia.
Published by the Malta University Press, the book starts with a brief history of significant advances in medicine over the past half century. The first part of the book covers topical bio-medical issues, such as, obesity, diabetes and cancer, while the second covers bio-ethical issues, including stem cells, IVF, and organ transplants.
The book is available for purchase from the Maltese Community Centre for $25 (plus postage) – Tel: (03) 9387-8922.