The Anti-Vaxxers Need Tutorials In Biology 101 — Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Dr Zulkifli Ismail & Prof Mohd Farhan Rusli

Until and unless the authorities take a stern and uncompromising set of actions against anti-vaxxers, the general public will continue to be bombarded with fear-mongering, fake news, and misinformation.   The Ministry of Health MOH) survey in December 2020 showed that 16 per cent of Malaysian adults have refused the Covid-19 vaccines, while 17 per cent…

Dr N. Thiyagar receives Asian Paediatrician Award

For his excellent advocacy work in child and adolescent health, Dr N. Thiyagar (pic) received the outstanding Asian Paediatrician Award recently. The senior consultant paediatrician and adolescent medicine specialists received the award from the Asia Pacific Paediatric Association. However, due to logistics reasons, Dr Thiyagar, who is the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (Alor Star, Kedah) department head, had…

Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on integrated 24-hour activity guidelines for children and adolescents

Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on integrated 24-hour activity guidelines for children and adolescents http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2021-104527 The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, the region is ill-prepared for this public health challenge. Asian children are among the least physically active when compared with the rest of the world. By advocating an active…

mRNA Vaccine-Associated Myocarditis are Rare and Less Severe Than Following COVID-19

Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Paediatrician Dr Zulkifli Ismail, Paediatric Cardiologist Asst Prof Mohammad Farhan Rusli, Public Health Physician 11 January 2022   The bulk and thrust of the concerns of the signatories (Concerned Malaysian Medical Practitioners) of the letter to the Prime Minister, Health Minister and Majlis Keselamatan Negara revolves around the association of the…

Berita MPA Newsletter November 2021

  COVID-19 Pandemic Presidency Dear Esteemed Friends and Colleagues, Greetings and hope all are in good health! COVID-19 Pandemic The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic hit us in early 2020, soon after my presidency began. The early phases of the pandemic were periods of much uncertainty and fear, with multiple rounds of movement control orders and lockdowns,…