Interactive Session on Growth Journey with panellists

Monitoring Your Child’s Growth Is Just An App Away!

Parents can now measure, record and track their child’s growth patterns directly from their smartphones   On 27th November 2019, Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) in collaboration with Novo Nordisk Pharma (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Novo Nordisk) launched the Growth Journey™ app, an innovative growth tracking digital solution that places parents at the heart of their children’s…

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Do more to protect children

I READ with concern the statement by Deputy Prime Minister and Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail that seven states in Malaysia have refused to amend state enactments that would raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years for Muslim girls. It is hoped that the government’s…

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…