Prof Dr Mohd Yazid Jalaludin

41st MPA Annual Congress 2019

The Malaysian Paediatric Association is honoured to co-host the 15th AOCCN which will explore the many complex challenges of child neurology during the 41st Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress 2019. Dr Mohd Yazid Jalaludin, President, Malaysian Paediatric Association, shares some highlights of the congress.

Berita MPA August 2019

Berita MPA Newsletter August 2019

Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members ofMPA! Friends and colleagues, This message in Berita MPA will be my last as MPA President (2017 to 2019). It has been my privilege to serve the Association and I am indebted to the MPA Executive Committee Members for their undivided support, confidence and trust in me. The…

Pregnant? ‘But we only did it once’

PETALING JAYA: “We only did it once.” That apparently is what most young girls would say when they found out they are pregnant. “They are not aware of what they have done and they always tell us ‘we only did it once’, ” said Shahida Musa, the deinstitutionalise manager of OrphanCare, a not-for-profit foundation that helps…

Wan Azizah launches campaign to curb baby dumping

Dr Wan Azizah launches the campaign to curb baby dumping. Bernama Photo SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping which she said is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately. She said 577 cases of baby dumping were recorded in the four…

Time Orang Asli are treated with respect

LETTER | It is regrettable that we have to learn from tragedy. The deaths of several villagers from the Orang Asli Bateq tribe in Gua Musang, Kelantan including the death of a toddler from a measles outbreak could have been prevented had more effective, structured vaccination programmes been carried out. It was learnt that the…

Strategies to help Orang Asli

THE announcement by the Health Ministry that it was measles which killed 15 Orang Asli from the Kuala Koh Bateq community reveals the healthcare situation for our indigenous people, “Mystery solved: It is measles” (The Star, June 18). During the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), many Orang Asli villages were moved into settlements on the fringes of…