Love Our Children With Healthy Affirmative Action Now (Part 3) — Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman, Dr Tee Ee Siong, Dr Zulkifli Ismail & Prof Dr Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin

The optimal health and welfare of our children today will map the future wellbeing and prosperity of our nation. Stunted children. Picture by The Borgen Project. https://borgenproject.org/what-causes-stunting/. What is the case for change? Our children are our future generation. The optimal health and welfare of our children today will map the future wellbeing and prosperity…

Do We Love Our Children? (Part 2) – Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Dr Selva Kumar Sivapunniam, Dr Amar-Singh HSS & Dr Tang Swee Fong

The flattening of our child mortality rates in the 2000s is partly, yet significantly, contributed by the lack of NICU and PICU beds. Our intensive care norms are unfortunately stuck in a time warp, utilising the intensive care norms of the 20th century. A newborn baby getting treated for jaundice under ultraviolet light in an…

Nancy: Children’s Development Department established to address child neglect, abuse issues

Nancy said the establishment of the Children’s Development Department is the best solution to urgently address issues related to child neglect and abuse. — Bernama photo KUCHING (Sept 18): The Children’s Development Department has been established to replace the Children’s Division under the Welfare Department effective Sept 1. Minister for Women Family and Community Development…

Do We Love Our Children? — Dr Amar-Singh HSS, Yuenwah San, Dr Selva Kumar Sivapunniam, PH Wong, Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Hartini Zainudin, Sangeet Kaur Deo

Children’s issues are chronic and worsening. Child health: paediatric budget’s proportion of the total health budget has been shrinking. Child protection: Very few trained social workers. Refugee, stateless and migrant children: child detention remains. Young children colouring during the Ministry of Health’s National Immunisation Day 2023 celebration in Putrajaya on May 31, 2023. Photo from…

Free TDAP vaccines to be given to expectant mothers in bid to prevent spread of Pertussis, says Health Ministry

PETALING JAYA: A Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (TDAP) vaccine rollout for all pregnant women, including non-citizens, is being planned for implementation in 2024, says the Health Ministry. Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said this was to reduce the risk of Pertussis or whooping cough infections. She said the newly introduced initiative will involve a…