It is safe for kids to attend school

Parents are naturally fearful and anxious for their children with the reopening of daycare centres, preschools and schools amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. Medical experts, however, believe that children could attend preschools and schools safely by adhering to safety measures and standard operating procedures (SOPs). They say studies show that children are less susceptible to…

6th International Festival of Pediatric Patients’ Paintings (IFPPP)

The Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) will be organizing the 6th International Festival of Paintings for Pediatric Patients (IFPPP) in November 2020: http://health-art.net We cordially invite all children and adolescents (<18 years old), who were admitted in a hospital during their life, to submit their paintings to this festival. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,…

To mask or not to mask?

By Dr Tan Poh Tin “MY mask protects you. Your mask protects me. Our masks protect others.” We have a few weeks before our children return to school and kindy, and all to work. Should we and our children still wear masks in public places? Surgical masks at RM1 to RM1.50 each may be burdensome…

Berita MPA Newsletter May 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, Sincere Greetings!! With a heavy heart #stayathome. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted our lives and clinical practice for all of us. SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus and COVID-19 a new disease, was first reported from Wuhan China in December 2019. The virus spread rapidly and WHO declared a SARS- CoV-2…

Postponement of APPES 2020 held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Congress of the Malaysian Paediatric Association

On behalf of the Organising Committee of APPES 2020, we hope that you are keeping well during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to the current movement control orders/lockdowns and anticipated social distancing measures that will be in place in the foreseeable future around the world, the Organising Committee for APPES 2020 regrets to inform…