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Mind Matters: The Hidden Epidemic Among Children in Malaysia

Assoc Prof Dr Amer Siddiq bin Amer Nordin, Consultant Psychiatrist, University Malaya Medical Centre | Selvi Supramaniam, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Malaysia

21-Jul-20 16:00

Mind Matters: The Hidden Epidemic Among Children in Malaysia

Malaysia’s most recent national health survey found that almost half a million children in the country were found to have mental health problems. What are the underlying issues leading to the high prevalence of mental health problems among children, and how has COVID-19 exacerbated this hidden epidemic? We speak to Assoc Prof Dr Amer Siddiq bin Amer Nordin, Consultant Psychiatrist, University Malaya Medical Centre, and Selvi Supramaniam, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Malaysia.

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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek


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