Compulsory vaccination for newborns being considered

THE Health Ministry is considering making vaccination for newborns compulsory following the return of preventable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the government was considering the move due to the increasing number of parents rejecting immunisation and the spread of TB among foreign workers in Malaysia. “In general, vaccines…

RM60mil for pneumococcal vaccination programme ‘a real investment in public health’, say experts

The RM60mil allocation for pneumococcal vaccine to be included into the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) marks the end of the struggle of paediatricians and parents who have been demanding for the coverage for all children, says consultant paediatrician and neonatologist Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin. In a joint open letter with MyHealth Outreach health activist…

Pemberian vaksin pneumokokal keputusan bijak tingkat kesihatan anak

Pemberian vaksin pneumokokal keputusan bijak tingkat kesihatan anak

Peruntukan berjumlah RM60 juta untuk vaksin pneumokokal kepada semua sebagai keputusan bijak kerajaan menurunkan jumlah kematian dan pelbagai penyakit membabitkan sistem pernafasan dalam kalangan kanak-kanak. Pemberian vaksin itu juga berupaya menjimatkan kos perubatan secara langsung dan tidak langsung sepanjang tempoh lima tahun dengan anggaran berjumlah RM488 juta. Pakar Pediatrik dan Neonatologi, Datuk Dr Musa Mohd…

Berita MPA August 2019

Berita MPA Newsletter August 2019

Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members ofMPA! Friends and colleagues, This message in Berita MPA will be my last as MPA President (2017 to 2019). It has been my privilege to serve the Association and I am indebted to the MPA Executive Committee Members for their undivided support, confidence and trust in me. The…

Pregnant? ‘But we only did it once’

PETALING JAYA: “We only did it once.” That apparently is what most young girls would say when they found out they are pregnant. “They are not aware of what they have done and they always tell us ‘we only did it once’, ” said Shahida Musa, the deinstitutionalise manager of OrphanCare, a not-for-profit foundation that helps…

Wan Azizah launches campaign to curb baby dumping

Dr Wan Azizah launches the campaign to curb baby dumping. Bernama Photo SEPANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today launched a campaign to curb baby dumping which she said is a serious issue that must be addressed immediately. She said 577 cases of baby dumping were recorded in the four…