Vaccinate Pregnant Women Against Whooping Cough

PETALING JAYA: Providing Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (TDAP) vaccines to pregnant women nationwide will allow the country to have better control over the spread of Pertussis, otherwise known as the whooping cough, says Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail. The Immunise4Life programme technical committee chairman said providing the vaccines, especially to undocumented children and individuals in…

Pertussis, Diphtheria, Measles Spiked In Malaysia In 2022

Cases of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases in Malaysia spiked post-pandemic in 2022: pertussis (818%), diphtheria (80%), measles (63%). Paediatricians say even a small drop in vaccination rates disrupted herd immunity; cases may rise more this year. Cases of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases – pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and measles – jumped in Malaysia last year post-Covid pandemic.…

Berita MPA Newsletter May 2023

  Perseverance Pays… Keep on Advocating and Have Faith Good Day and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA, Friends and Colleagues! Selamat Hari Raya to all my Muslim colleagues! I hope the arrival of Syawal will bring better prospects and good news for us all in the healthcare system, particularly the paediatricians. My dear…

Police autism centre wants to help to fight stigma

The police force’s Pengaman Autism Centre could be one of the entities that people refer to for issues related to autism, says Tan Sri Hussin Ismail. The Yayasan Pengaman Malay-sia deputy chairman said the centre, which opened in 2020, can provide the police with the latest information and statistics to strengthen its standard operating procedures…