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…

Marginalised Children – Addressing The Needs

 What can we expect from this year’s MPA Congress? Dr Zahilah Filzah chats with Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail about the theme, ‘Marginalised Children – Addressing the Needs’ and more.  What can we expect from this year’s MPA Congress? Dr Zahilah Filzah chats with Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail about the theme, ‘Marginalised Children –…

MPA’s Childhood Growth Promotion Campaign

  MPA’s Nationwide Childhood Growth Screening & Counselling Campaign Our National Health & Morbidity Surveys 2006 and 2016 present some sobering insights on the growth of under 5-year-olds: The prevalence of stunting increased from 17.0% to 20.7% (2 in 10 children) Underweight rose from 12.9% in 2006 to 13.7% in 2016 (over 1 in 10…

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…