Fear and superstition prove deadly

PETALING JAYA: A two-year-old girl has died in Miri Hospital, Sarawak, from diphtheria because her parents chose not to have her immunised, allegedly out of fear and superstition, with doctors saying the death could have been avoided. A statement issued by the Health Ministry said checks showed that the victim, who was not vaccinated after…

Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 16 Mac 2018 – Makluman Kes Kematian Disyaki Difteria Di Sarawak

BY DG OF HEALTH Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) ingin memaklumkan bahawa terdapat satu (1) kes kematian disyaki difteria di Miri, Sarawak pada 14 Mac 2018. Kes merupakan seorang kanak – kanak berumur 2 tahun 5 bulan dan tidak mendapat pelalian bagi difteria sejak lahir. Siasatan awal mendapati keluarga kes ENGGAN mendapatkan pelalian atas dasar kepercayaan agama. Beliau mula…

Berita MPA Newsletter February 2018

From the President Fresh Beginning Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA. Happy New Year 2018, Friends and Colleagues! A fresh new year is once again upon us. It’s the time to be thankful for the blessings of the past year and to take stock of all our achievements. At the same time,…

HANDS UP FOR VACCINATION!

 HANDS UP FOR VACCINATION! A campaign advocating for protection against PnD Pfizer Malaysia together with the Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Disease Prevention (ASAP) and the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) today launched an advococacy campaign to encourage Malaysians to put their Hands Up in support of pneumoccocal vaccination. Recognising the growing burden of pneumococcal…

Berita MPA Newsletter November 2017

From the President REFLECTIONS…and moving forward Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA. First and foremost, as the newly elected President of MPA for 2017-2019, I would like to express my heartiest gratitude to Dr Thiyagar Nadarajaw, the immediate past president, who had done a splendid job during his tenure as the MPA…