Berita MPA Newsletter November 2019

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…

Interactive Session on Growth Journey with panellists

Growth Journey Mobile App Launch

Media Launch of the first-of-its-kind Growth Journey™ App to help parents measure, record and track their child’s height.   There is a need for parents and caregivers to recognise the changes in the growth patterns of children since they are an important indicator of overall health and well-being, Deputy Health Minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye,…

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Do more to protect children

I READ with concern the statement by Deputy Prime Minister and Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that seven states in Malaysia have refused to amend state enactments that would raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years for Muslim girls. It is hoped that the government’s…

Compulsory vaccination for newborns being considered

THE Health Ministry is considering making vaccination for newborns compulsory following the return of preventable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the government was considering the move due to the increasing number of parents rejecting immunisation and the spread of TB among foreign workers in Malaysia. “In general, vaccines…