Joint Statement – International Policy Statement for Universal Use of Kangaroo Mother Care for Preterm and Low Birthweight Infants

Dear IPA Member Societies, Greetings from International Pediatric Association !! We are pleased to inform you that the, 4 International Joint Statements was released on 15th February 2017 at Malawi. These statements are supported and endorsed by IPA and other international health care professionals. Here is the link to the joint statements. IPA  encourages each pediatrician…

Demise of Datuk Dr Paramesvaran

Dear colleagues, The late Dato’ Dr Sam Abraham & Datuk Dr Paramesvaran were two very senior colleagues who kept in close touch with me and I trust with some of you at a very personal level. Sam phoned me virtually every week whilst Param regularly e-mailed me. In the last few e-mail exchanges, we co-authored…

Retirement or Re-tyre ment

N. Paramaesvaran, Past President MPA My good friend Dr.Gopalkrisnan, a retired Anaesthetist who lives in Perth, once  met His Holiness Sai Baba in India and  asked His Holiness his views on retirement. Sai Baba looked him  straight in the face, and with a cheeky smile  said “The word my good friend is ‘re-tyre’. You then …

How we ended up in Chicago, USA

By Dr Pong Kwai Meng, Dr Cheang Hon Kit and Dr Hwang Yee Chern It all started after Kwai Meng returned from Sydney, Australia in 2009 when he had completed his 2 years of neonatal training at the Royal Hospital for Women. During his stint with NSW Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS), a…

A long wait to thank you

BERITA MPA – FEBRUARY 2011 I was a naïve 1st year medical officer still at the infantile phase of my career. It was 18 years ago in a District Hospital in Sabah. Prior to that, I had just completed the last 3 months of my internship in Paediatrics at Penang Hospital. On reporting for work,…