Requesting for articles to APJPCH Volume 3

Jakarta, February 11th 2019 Subject: Requesting for articles to APJPCH Volume 3 Dear President, be published in the It gives me great pleasure to present to you the second journal issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health (APJPCH). I am happy to inform you that APJPCH will publish a journal(s) on…

Medical Speak: Separating vaccine facts from fiction

By Musa Mohd Nordin The Greeks (429 BC) first observed that those who survived small pox did not get re-infected (immune memory). Buddhist nuns (900 AD) pounded the smallpox scabs (the antigen which stimulates the immune response) and practised variolation, where healthy people inhaled the powder to prevent against smallpox. Turkish physicians (1700 AD) used…

Vaccine-preventable diseases spike

KUALA LUMPUR: Misinformation about vaccines has led to a huge increase in vaccine-preventable diseases, with almost a 1,000% increase in the number of measles cases compared to five years ago. The number of measles cases jumped from 195 cases in 2013 to 1,934 cases last year, said the Health Ministry in a statement. From the…

Bill Gates: My ‘best investment’ turned $10 billion into $200 billion worth of economic benefit

Bill Gates and the return on investment in vaccinations from CNBC. Investing in global health organizations aimed at increasing access to vaccines created a 20-to-1 return in economic benefit, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates told CNBC on Wednesday. Over the past two decades, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated “a bit more than $10 billion”…

St Jude Global Educational Initiative to Reduce Delay of Diagnosis for Central Nervous System Tumors

Dear Participant-Attendee:You are invited to participate in a project which is studying delayed diagnosis of children with central nervous system (CNS) tumors. One aspect of this project is to assess health provider knowledge about brain tumors. Participation involves completing a brief survey before and after you receive an educational seminar on the topic of pediatric…