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Dengue: Know the facts, protect your children

While the Covid-19 pandemic has been on everyone’s mind over the past two years, another threat of much older origin remains a huge concern on the public health radar: dengue fever. It is a challenge to diagnose dengue due to its overlapping symptoms with Covid-19, and their co-circulation has caused delays in diagnosis and untimely…

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,…

Malaysia needs more psychologists, says paediatric association

Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) president Dr S. Selva Kumar says there is an urgent need to produce more psychologists in the country. Speaking at the launch of MPA’s latest programme, Healthy Little Bloomers, earlier today, Dr Selva Kumar said schools with special needs students would benefit from having psychologists. “This is something that we need…

Minister of Health Officiates New Child Health, Safety, and Well-being Programme

On September 15 2022, our Minister of Health YB Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin officiated the launch of Healthy Little Bloomers programme and the roll-out of its maiden campaign Junior Germ Busters.  The Healthy Little Bloomers programme aims to promote child health, safety and well-being through a network more than 30,000 early childhood care and education centres…