Safeguarding Children’s Lives: A Public Health Approach to Preventing Tragedies of Children Left Unknowingly in Cars (Part 1)

Assoc Prof Dr Erwin Khoo, International Medical University (IMU) Assoc Prof Dr Ikram Ilias, President, Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) Prof Dr Zulkifli Ismail, Sec General, Asia Pacific Pediatric Associations (APPA) Children dying from being left in the cars unknowingly by parents is a tragic and preventable issue that has claimed lives in Malaysia and around…

Berita MPA Newsletter November 2023

  Welcome Message Assalamualaikum & Good Day everyone, Praise be to Allah and His Prophet Muhammad SAW (peace be upon him). I am delighted to address all of you as the President of the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) through the pages of this esteemed Berita MPA. It is an honour to extend a warm and…

Much ado about adolescence

RESEARCH points out that habits adopted in adolescence are what individuals bring into adulthood, but inculcating good practices in teenagers isn’t easy given that the life phase is filled with physical and emotional changes. The onset of puberty, peer pressure and the need for autonomy could mean that this group is somewhat left to their…

Better screening for babysitters

For safety: Nancy (seated, centre) posing with guests after the Together We Stand Against Harassment: #HentiGangguanSeksual event in KL Sentral. — Bernama KUALA LUMPUR: There will soon be mandatory background screening of babysitters by the police and Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, says its minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. She said the ministry and…