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  From the President - 2014 beckons.....but is everything alright?
Dear friends and colleagues,
Good bye to 2013, hello to the New Year 2014! It is the time when we set new resolutions or revise old ones. But it’s all an illusion year after year. These resolutions are more of a reassurance than a reality.
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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: Rotavirus technical experts meet to prioritize intussusception research agenda  
WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety recommends further use of ROTAVAC®
On July 23 and 24, the ROTA Council, along with core partners the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (IVAC), PATH, the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), convened a group of experts at PATH’s office in Washington, DC for the “Rotavirus Vaccination & Intussusception Workshop: Science, Surveillance & Safety” (pictured above).
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  Healthier eats for your child  
This EPA article was first published in The Star Fit4Life on 3 August 2014.
*EPA stands for Educational Press Articles, which are published by Positive Parenting every fortnight.
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  Poliomyelitis Eradication and End Game  
Polio is the common and abbreviated name of poliomyelitis derived from the Greek polios, "gray," and muelos, "marrow," meaning "inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord."
The earliest cases of polio predates recorded history. An Egyptian stone carving, between 1580-1350 B.C. depicts a young man with a deformity of his limb which might have been caused by polio (1).
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  The Permissibility of Rotavirus Vaccines – A Personal Perspective  
Poor sanitation, insufficient water treatment systems, lack of access to appropriate medical care and lack of life-saving vaccines lead to an estimated 800,000 diarrheal deaths in children under five and millions more hospitalizations every year. While many pathogens can cause diarrhea, rotavirus (RV) is the leading cause of severe and fatal diarrhea in infants and young children.
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  Cairo Declaration for Polio Eradication Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA)  
We, the Federation of Islamic Medication Associations;
Recalling the Resolution of the Organization of the Islamic Conference at the Third Islamic Conference of Health Ministers in October 2011 calling for high-level support for polio eradication; and, the Resolution adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2012, declaring the completion of polio eradication a programmatic emergency for global public health;
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  Paediatric Neurology Update 2014  
Date: 28 - 30 August 2014
Venue: University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur & Paediatric Institute, Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Theme: Neurological and Developmental Paediatric Emergencies, Paediatric Neurocritical Care and Beyond

  15th ASEAN Pediatrics Federation Congress 2014  
Date: 17 – 20 September 2014
Venue: Equatorial Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Please Note! The Final Announcement is now available!

  Malaysian Society Of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology - 19th Annual Scientific Meeting 2014  
Date: 20 - 21 September 2014,
Venue: Boulevard Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Theme: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)



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