MPA 40th Anniversary

We have reached 40 years of growth and achievement! Times might have changed but not our passion. We take a look back at our legacy and how it has shaped our profession and its future. We have reached 40 years of growth and achievement! Times might have changed but not our passion. We take a…

40th MPA Annual Congress

 Missed the 40th MPA Annual Congress earlier this month? Catch a few opening clips from the event, including the officiation by HRH Raja Permaisuri of Perak, Tuanku Zara Salim and Health Minister, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. Missed the 40th MPA Annual Congress earlier this month? Catch a few opening clips from the event, including the…

We need to protect the children

IT was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of five-month-old Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi as a result of traumatic brain injuries. Our condolences to his grieving family. As paediatricians, we would like to remind Malaysians that injuries are an important preventable cause of death among children. Studies published more than two decades…

Support for Breastfeeding from The International Pediatric Association World Breastfeeding Week August 2018

WBFW – Social Media Tool Kit Use the sample tweets and post given in the attached IPA social media toolkit. Don’t forget to tag us @IPAWorldorg and hashtag: #IPASupportsBreastfeeding  Acknowledging the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week, the International Pediatric Association (IPA) reinforces its commitment to promote breastfeeding by all women from all countries and socio-…

The Plight Of Our Orang Asli Children

 The mortality rate of Orang Asli children below the age of five is five times the national average. This means that for every one Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban or Kadazan child who dies, five Orang Asli children will die. Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh shares some alarming facts about the plight of our Orang Asli children…

Farewell Amar

Dear friends and colleagues (doctors, nurses, paediatricians, researchers, managers, parents & children, NGOs, etc) As many of you are aware I am retiring this month; this is my 36th year in the civil service. I have lived through the era where those who qualify serve as a single (or only other) paediatrician in a state,…

Eye-Opening Vaccine Advocacy Workshop

What would you be doing if you didn’t end up being a paediatrician? Dr Thiyagar Nadarajaw, Prof Wan Ariffin Abdullah and Datuk Dr Soo Thian Lian have a pretty good idea. They took to the stage and played out their dream roles to perfection – as a busy minister of health, an intrepid reporter, and…