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  From the President - National Budget
- a time to reflect

Dear friends and colleagues,
I breathed a huge sigh of relief when the 15th APFC 2014 was over. I must thank again the organising and scientific team for putting up a good show. There were praises all around from the attendees.
 
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  A Show Of Solidarity  
 
The YES to Pneumococcal Protection campaign, initiated by parent-led Parenting2u in partnership with the Malaysian Paediatric Association and Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Prevention (ASAP).
 
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  The coming of age of paediatricians: Life after retirement  
 
International Paediatric Congress 2013, Melbourne, 24-29 August 2013
By Musa Mohd Nordin
Three of us Malaysians woke up early for this Meet the Experts (MTE) session. One did not fit the age bill because she had loads of paediatric years ahead unlike us who were inching to the finishing line.
 
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  14th APCP and 4th APCPN 2012 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia  
 
The 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics and 4th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing ended on 12th September after attracting 1284 registered delegates and speakers, almost 60% of whom were international delegates.
 
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  RotaFlash: Significant reductions in rotavirus-related hospitalizations in Malawi  
 
Argentina and Tajikistan introduce rotavirus vaccines, bringing worldwide total to 75
New data from Malawi, one of the first Gavi-eligible African countries with high rotavirus mortality to introduce rotavirus vaccines into its national immunization program, demonstrate remarkable protection by vaccine against rotavirus-related hospitalisations.
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  IPAF Ihsan Dogramaci Research Award  
 
A research award in honour of Prof. Dr. Ihsan Dogramaci, one of IPA’s pioneer leaders has been created. $20,000 USD will be made available for a research award to a paediatrician for a one-year project focusing on child health and/or child wellness.
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  Points of the Needle  
 
Vaccinations are lifesaving tools that somehow still attract a fair bit of controversy.
This article features common questions that the public ask about the safety of vaccines and the recent controversy.
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  Measles Outbreak  
 
In the United States, rates of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease, had been fairly low since the endemic spread of measles was eliminated in 2000. Before the routine use of the measles vaccine (1963) and the MMR vaccine (1971), though, measles cases -- and complications from those cases -- were high.
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  Their ears and throats  
 
This EPA article was first published in Star Fit4Life on 3 February 2015.
*EPA stands for Educational Press Articles, which are published by Positive Parenting every fortnight.
CHILDREN have a tendency to be vulnerable to ear and throat infections. For one thing, their ear passages are shorter and more horizontal than those of adults. This makes it easier for fluids to be trapped in the middle ear, allowing germs to easily breed there.
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  11th National Symposium On Adolescent Health  
 
Date: 10 - 12 April 2015
Venue: Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam
Theme: Investing In Our Teens
 


  MASPHO - 20th Annual Scientific Meeting 2015  
 
Date: 5 - 6 September 2015
Venue: Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Theme: Red Cell Disorders
Important Dates!
Early Bird Registration: 30th June 2015
Poster Abstract Submission Dateline: 30th June 2015
 


  NHAM - MPCS Paediatric Cardiology Symposium 2015  
 
Date: 10 - 11 April 2015
Venue: Sentral Ballroom, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Theme: Heart Failure: Past, Present, And Future
 








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