A New Dawn

Dear Esteemed Members of MPA, friends and colleagues, Firstly, as the newly elected President of MPA for 2021-2023, I would like to thank all of you for entrusting me with the responsibility to lead MPA for the next two years. A Very Happy Roaring New Year of the Tiger! My heartiest gratitude to MPA immediate…

Reviewing Our History & Looking Forward

Dear Esteemed Members of MPA, friends and colleagues, First, as the newly elected president of MPA for 2019-2021, I would like to thank ALL of you for entrusting me with the responsibility to lead MPA for the next two years. My heartiest gratitude to MPA immediate past-president Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin and the Executive…

Health Ministry wants to end ‘toxic work culture’

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (left) with Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah (centre) at the Malaysian Medical Association annual dinner banquet on Saturday. -Bernama KUALA LUMPUR: The “toxic work culture” of healthcare practitioners, has to end, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. The Health Ministry is looking into ways to reduce the workload of its staff, especially junior…

Health Dept confirms JE endemic in S’wak, urges caution

KUCHING: The Sarawak Health Department is calling for caution after confirming that Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is endemic in the state. Its director Dr Jamilah Hashim said as a result of the confirmation, department officers are conducting a survey on children aged 15 years old and below for JE vaccination. “The Health Department is currently taking…

Talents needed to sort out issues in healthcare

THERE are major and pressing issues within the Health Ministry (MOH) that need to be addressed, among them the dwindling budget allocation for health (2% of GDP in the public sector), shortage of hospital beds, lack of synergy between the ministry and the private healthcare sector, incessant complaints from junior doctors due to a “toxic…

Pneumococcal Vaccine: Will The New Government Keep Its Promise?

Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto for GE14 promised to provide compulsory pneumococcal vaccination to all children below two years old under the National Immunisation Programme (NIP). For paediatricians who have been fighting for this since 2005, the goal finally seems to be within reach. Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, consultant paediatrician and neonatologist, explains how the value…

No child’s play

Parents can play a big role in their children’s digital life, writes Balqis Lim Digital media has also allowed children to be in constant contact with their friends. CHILDREN today are growing up with technology, such as smartphones, tablets and gaming devices. In this era of digital technology, children are missing out on a whole…

Stopping pneumococcus

It starts out with the fever and chills. There may be some coughing and chest pain, possibly also difficulty in breathing. As a parent, you are naturally really anxious and worried about your sick child, but you probably think it’s just the flu. More likely than not, your family doctor will come to a similar…

Welcome to Mpaeds.my

Welcome to mpaeds.my, the new official website of the Malaysia Paediatric Association. We hope you will like the new look and feel, as it reflects our effort to communicate with our members in a more exciting and contemporary manner. As we become increasingly busy in this day and age, we realise it is all the…