Mental disorders among the young on the rise

THE prevalence of mental disorders among children in the country is worrying, say experts. In fact, the 2019 National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS) revealed that one in 20 children in Malaysia aged five to nine are estimated to have mental disorders including developmental disorders. Consultant paediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Dr N. Thiyagar said depression,…

Berita MPA Newsletter August 2022

  Basics of Child Health – Nutrition & Hygiene Dear Members of MPA, friends and colleagues, Merdeka Greetings! And Salam Sejahtera! We will celebrate the 65th anniversary of our country’s independence with the theme of “Malaysian Family – Strong Together”. We have had an outstanding and firm healthcare service for the last six decades. However,…

Pakar kesal kerajaan dilihat kurang prihatin terhadap isu kanak-kanak

Pelbagai pihak berkepentingan menyambut baik cadangan pakar kesihatan agar kerajaan menubuhkan kementerian khusus untuk kanak-kanak. Bekas pesuruhjaya Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam) James Nayagam berkata terdapat pelbagai isu mengenai kanak-kanak, termasuk buli siber, buli di sekolah, kehamilan dan pengguguran dalam kalangan remaja, gengsterisme dan kesihatan mental. “Sekurang-kurangnya 3,000 kanak-kanak terjejas dengan isu-isu seperti ini…