Publications

New Website on Kangaroo Mother Care for Malaysian Parents

KAMY, (Kangaroo Mother Care Advocates Malaysia) an NGO, has developed a website for the public and healthcare workers to increase awareness about Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) and its importance in improving the health outcomes of newborns and beyond, in particular, for those born premature. KAMY was registered as an NGO in 2017 to help create…

Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination In Malaysia

By Dr Tan Poh Tin | 20 January 2023 Two doses at 9 months, 12 months, or at 12 months, 4 ½ years, or three doses 9 months, 12 months, 7 years? A doctor asked: “Why do I now see many children receiving the third MMR dose — especially those who have received the first…

Enhancing Child Protection In Malaysia — Dr Amar-Singh HSS Et Al

We urge the Women, Family and Community Development Minister to expedite the passage of the Social Work Profession Bill in Parliament. The Department of Social Welfare, under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, is mandated by the Child Act to fulfil a child protection role for all children in Malaysia. This broad mandate…

Berita MPA Newsletter November 2022

  Successful Annual Congress More to Come… Good Day and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA Friends and Colleagues! Happy Deepavali to all my Hindu friends and Malaysians. May the Divine Light of Deepavali spread into your lives in Peace, Prosperity, Happiness, and Good Health. Hope it is not too late. Thank you! I…

Paediatricians Warn Terengganu Of Maternal, Infant Deaths With Pregnancy Criminalisation

The Malaysian Paediatric Association says criminalising pregnancy and childbirth may increase maternal and infant mortality, with unsafe abortions and baby dumping. The Terengganu state government’s move to criminalise pregnancy and childbirth for unmarried Muslim women under Shariah law may increase maternal and infant mortality, paediatricians said. The Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) pointed out that some…