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Safe Kids Malaysia

 


Safe Kids Malaysia is dedicated to improving the lives of children through injury prevention. It was established in 2011 as a member of Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW) and in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti of Putra Malaysia (UPM).

SKM works closely with government, industries, schools and communities to educate families and increase awareness about preventable injuries and deaths. The organization began with a primary focus on road safety and drowning prevention, and now includes home safety through the Safe Kids at Home program.

The life-saving work of Safe Kids Malaysia is made possible through the generous support of Honeywell and Haliburton.

For more information, please contact us at safekidsmalaysia@upm.edu.my

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting children from preventable injuries. Around the world, one million children die every year from preventable injuries and these injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. It is extremely important to address this epidemic before more harm is done.

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global leader in childhood injury prevention. Founded in 1988 by Children’s National Health System with support from Johnson and Johnson, Safe Kids Worldwide has grown to include more than 400 coalitions across the United States that work to protect kids from birth to 19 years of age from traffic injuries, drowning, falls, burns, poisonings, and more. With a global outreach to address the cause of preventable injuries, Safe Kids Worldwide has been working across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Middle East and Oceania.

For more information, please visit www.safekids.org

 
“Dr. Kulanthayan KC Mani is the Associate Professor at Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is also the Executive Director of Safe Kids Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide.”

Programme - Safe Kids At Home

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Initiative and Programs
 

Safe Kids at Home (Fire Safety at Home)

Safe Kids at Home, an interactive, school-based educational programme, was created by injury prevention experts at Safe Kids Malaysia and Safe Kids Worldwide. The programme addresses the leading causes of preventable injuries in the home, and includes lesson plans and tools for educators, safety tips for families and activities for students. To educate children and families about burn prevention safety at home, Safe Kids Malaysia UPM partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide USA, Honeywell USA and Honeywell Malaysia to create the module on Preventing Fire and Burns.  Honeywell Home Town Solutions USA funded this initiative. Safe Kids Malaysia UPM together with the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur will run the intervention program in the identified primary schools in Sentul District, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in year 2017 as a pilot program.

Protecting children from injury is of paramount importance to parents and caregivers, and they take precautions to create an environment in which their children can play, learn and grow – safely. As educators, you also play a critical role in creating a safe environment for children. While adults play the most important role in ensuring child safety, it is equally important to teach children about the potential risks and prevention of serious injuries. Safety education, awareness and environmental changes go a long way in changing the mind-set and behaviours of children and adults. It also raises awareness around risks in the home that may not be as familiar to families.

The intervention was conducted in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Nine primary schools from Sentul District Education Office Kuala Lumpur were selected for the study to be conducted out of 59 primary schools in the sub area of Kuala Lumpur. Sentul was selected because it recorded the highest number of fire incidence among all other districts in Kuala Lumpur. There were four national primary schools, three Tamil type schools and two Chinese type schools. The participating schools are listed below:

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Kiramas
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Sentul
  3. Sekolah Kebangsaan Sentul 1
  4. Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Delima
  5. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Sentul
  6. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Fletcher
  7. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Segambut
  8. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Chung Kwok
  9. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Sentul Pasar

 

Table of Activities

Activity

News

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Link

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Year 2017 is a memorable year for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia as we ventured into the field Fire and Burn Safety. Together with Sentul Education Office and Fire and Rescue Department of Kuala Lumpur, we were able to launch our new initiative - Home Safety Education Program - Preventing Fire and Burn Among Children reaching out close to 6000 primary school children in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. This initiative was possible due to the support received from Safe Kids Worldwide USA and funded by Honeywell. Thanks to all our partners - Sentul, Education Office, Fire and Rescue Department of KL and our dedicated Educators team.

7 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926215804349

 

Pengurusan Keselamatan Semasa Kebakaran

Analisis AWANI: Pengurusan keselamatan semasa kebakaran.

Thanks to Astro Awani channel 501 on 24th September 2017 at 8.30pm on the topic Safety Management During Fire with Safe Kids Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

24 September, 2017

http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/analisis-awani-pengurusan-keselamatan-semasa-kebakaran-173453

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) provided Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia an opportunity to share a recent award winning news with the public. RTM TV1 breakfast show live telecast on 22 August 2017 at 8.15am featured both Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences UPM - Professor Dato Dr. Abdul Jalil Nordin. Thanks to RTM, Faculty and University for their continuous support for Safe Kids Malaysia UPM.

22 August, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1263063007157337

 

Safe Kids at Home: Preventing Home Injuries Among Children in Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia had a joint poster presentation with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA from July 26-29, 2017 in Baltimore, USA. The poster presentation is based on our Child Safety Program titled: Preventing Home Injuries Among Children in Malaysia: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial. Safe Kids Malaysia would like thank our partners - Dr. Abdulgafoor Bachani, Julia Zhang and Prof Adnan Hyder for the collaboration and hard work towards the success of this project.

26-29 July, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1257873884342916

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia had an opportunity to share the findings from Home Safety Program - Preventing Fire and Burns Among Children in Kuala Lumpur globally in Baltimore, USA. It was the first population based intervention program on fire and burn prevention and a new experience for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia. It was great pleasure for Universiti Putra Malaysia to work in collaboration with Safe Kids Worldwide USA and Honeywell Home Solutions USA.

28 July, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1257872091009762

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids Worldwide invited Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to join the panel during the Incubator Session: Global Fire and Burn Safety Program As A Model For Building Partnership on July 25th 2017 in Baltimore, USA. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia would like to record a thank you wish to the session facilitator Dr. Abdulgafoor Bachani from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA for that fruitful session.

25 July, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1257872764343028

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

A Burning Issue. An article about Safe Kids at Home program was published in New Straits Times. The article highlighted the issues, awareness about fire safety and its prevention.

16 April, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1305323982931239

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

A pre-pilot program was conducted at SJKT Kajang for the Safe Kids at Home Program. Fire and Rescue Deoartment of Malaysia and the Kajang Fire and Rescue Station participated in the program. The aim of this pre-pilot program was to allow the team to have hands on experience conducting the Safe Kids at Home module in the real classroom experience. 

7 April, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1171073576356281

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was featured in the 'Yavarum Nalam' program by RTM Minnal FM on 4 April 2017 at 10.15pm. The session was hosted by DJ Kavita Kaneapa and Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Executive Durector, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kulanthayan K.C. Mani shared many tips Fire and Burn Safety Among Children At Home.

4 April, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1168481623282143

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Another new experience for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia.  Asyik FM RTM Radio Station FM 91.1 invited Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia for a live interview session. The session was specifically dedicated for 18 tribe groups in the country (Orang Asli). Topic engaged was on Safety At Home: Preventing Fire and Burn Among Children in Malaysia. It was great experience and opportunity for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to engage with the Orang Asli (Aborigines) community. The same message was conveyed, injuries are preventable and no child should be lost to it. Our heartfelt thanks to the Producer Puan Mariamma, DJ Amran and DJ Laili from Asyik FM whom made all this possible to happen. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia is happy that it could reach the even the aborigines community to convey safe messages to save kids live.

25 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1164252667038372

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Educator Training was part of the training provided to all appointed Safe Kids at Home educators. The objective of this training was to expose the team of educators to fire and burn safety and its prevention. The experience gained during the training is very important as it provides confidence during the delivery of the module later in the classroom.

 

Fire and Rescue Department of Kuala Lumpur as our partner in Safe Kids At Home program provided the training Educator team on 20 March 2017 in Seputeh Fire and Rescue Station Training Centre. It was an invaluable experience being a fireman for a day. Safe Kids Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia wishes thank you to all our trainers from Fire and Rescue Department of Kuala Lumpur.

 

Fire safety practical training for Safe Kids at Home Educators at Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia Taman Desa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

20-22 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1158699047593734

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1158956607567978

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1160282330768739

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1158475844282721

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia - Safe Kids At Home: Preventing Fire and Burn program (20th Feb 2017) news with the title: An Average of Every Two Weeks A Child Dies of Fire in Malaysia was featured in Oriental Daily News on 18 March 2017.

18 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1156799574450348

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Article titled: Every Two Weeks A Child Dies Of Burns was published in China Press from the press coverage during the launch of the Safe Kids At Home Program at Universiti Putra Malaysia by Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia together with Safe Kids Worldwide USA and supported by our Industry partner Honeywell.

17 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1156799477783691

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

National Road Safety Council of Malaysia for invited Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to present a paper on Sustainable Development Goal 2015-2030: A Child Helmet Vaccine To Prevent Head Injuries on 12th March 2017 in Alor Setar, Kedah. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia highly hopes the initiative, Putra Bakti - Child Helmet Vaccine will safe more children lives who are traveling by motorcycle.

12 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1156799624450343

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Berita Harian 28th Feb 2017 (Aura section, page 5) published an article regarding launch of Safe Kids At Home - Preventing Fire and Burn among children organized by Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia.

28 February, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1147917342005238

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

The Star dated 26th Feb 2017 (Educate pullout, page 2) covered on the launch of Safe Kids At Home Program - Preventing Fire and Burn for primary school children in Kuala Lumpur. It is jointly carried out by Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia together with the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia with the support from Safe Kids Worldwide USA and our industry partner Honeywell.

26 February, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1147915468672092

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia records its appreciation to Majalah Harian Wanita (Women Daily Lifestyle Magazine Portal) for the coverage on Program To Teach Kids on Fire Safety (23rd February 2017)

23 February, 2017

http://123mamanet.com/didik-kanak-kanak-tentang-keselamatan-api-dan-kebakaran/

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Safe Kids At Home Launch News by One News Page online news portal covering the launch event of Safe Kids At Home - Preventing Fire and Burn among children which was held at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

23 February, 2017

http://www.onenewspage.com/n/Press+Releases/75e3poqsm/Safe-Kids-Malaysia-Universiti-Putra-Malaysia-Safe-Kids.htm

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

Thai Mozli Press showed their continuous support to children safety news by giving our program Safe Kids At Home - Preventing Fire and Burns front cover page news plus a full page news on your last page of the paper (21 February 2017). Appreciate and value the high visibility accorded to Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia.

21 February, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1139233006207005

 

Safe Kids at Home: Prevention of Fire and Burn Injuries

20 February 2017 marked a new episode for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia as we officially ventured into fire and burn safety area by launching Safe Kids At Home - Preventing Fire and Burns program together with Safe Kids Worldwide USA and supported by Honeywell. Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia is our local supporting partner. YB Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique (Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government) officially launched the program in UPM. The event was featured in Astro Awani in the 8pm news at Awani channel 501.

20 February, 2017

http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/program-pencegahan-kebakaran-diperkenal-di-sekolah-143703

 

 

 

Programme - Safe Kids On Road

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Initiative and Programs


Safe Kids on Road (Road Safety Education and Helmet Initiative for Kids)

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM was appointed to the National Road Safety Council of Malaysia (Majlis Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia - MKJR) in 2013 and primarily works on road safety issues involving children. In addition, Safe Kids Malaysia UPM is also a member of the Global Alliance of NGOs on Road Safety since 2013 and beginning 2016 became a Global Alliance Road Safety Advocate actively advocating road safety. Safe Kids Malaysia UPM was appointed as an Expert Panel to review the Road Safety Education Module for Primary and Secondary Schools in Malaysia by Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) in 2016.

The number of road crashes in Malaysia standards alarmingly at 489,606 which results in 6706 road deaths for the year 2015. From this road death figures, 62.6% involved motorcyclist and pillion riders. 56.4% of the motorcycle user deaths are contributed mainly from head injuries and followed secondly 29.6% by multiple injuries which may include head injury. Thus road deaths for motorcyclist from head injuries is anywhere from 56.4% to 86.0% (PDRM, 2016 – Statistical Report Road Accident Malaysia – 2015). One of the effective safety product to prevent and reduce deaths and injuries for a motorcyclist is by using a Motorcycle Safety Helmet which has a potential to decrease risk and severity of injuries by about 72% and decreases the likelihood of death by up to 39%.

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia joined hands together with Road Safety Department of Malaysia (JKJR) with their Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative towards preventing and reducing injuries and death among child pillion riders traveling on motorcycle to school. Motorcycle Child Helmet is seen as a Vaccine to prevent head injuries among child pillion riders. Through this initiative, Safe Kids Malaysia, UPM provides complimentary child helmets with SIRIM label through the funding obtained from Safe Kids Worldwide USA and Halliburton Charitable Foundation USA for the children to obtain full safety benefits while commuting by bike to school. The initiative by Safe Kids Malaysia UPM and JKJR Malaysia is in line to reach the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.6 by United Nation to halve road deaths and injuries by 2020 and SDG 11.2 to improve road safety among vulnerable road users focusing on children by 2030.

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM is actively engaged by local Medias (Television, Radio and Print Medias) to share information about road safety with the public.

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Table of Activities

Activity

News

Date

Link

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Sinar Harian dated 4 December, 2017 edition covered distribution of Children Motorcycle Helmets to 90 kids from Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Serdang, Selangor through GPS Bestari column, page 33. This initiative is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 aim, to reduce the fatalities involving motorcyclist and pillion riders by 2020.

4 Dec 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1321085888021715

International Road Federation World Road Meeting

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia participated in the International Road Federation World Road Meeting which was held in New Delhi, India. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia presented the Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative program and its effectiveness to the delegates of the meeting.

14 – 17 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926612470976

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

SJK Tamil Hicom, Puchong, Selangor was one of the many schools that participated in the Universiti Putra Malaysia Putra Bakti Children Motorcycle Helmet Initiative.  Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia would like to thank for joining Safe Kids Malaysia program today visited the  21st November 2017. We shared the importance of using a safety helmet to protect the head of a motorcycle user. Children were empowered on selecting the appropriate size helmet (child helmet), looking for the SIRIM logo fixed on the back of the helmet to certify it meets the product safety standards and the proper usage of safety helmet (by securely tying it). Wish a safe trip for children on motorcycle.

9 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309915302472107

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia visited SJK Tamil Ladang Kinrara, Puchong, Selangor to hand over 100 Motorcycle Child Helmet to primary school students who commutes to school by motorcycle. We ran a safety talk to emphasize on the importance of wearing the safety helmet to both the school children as well as their parents whom were present on the day. Together we can make our travel safe on motorcycle - use a child safety helmet with SIRIM standards logo and tie it properly.

8 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926319137672

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Another school to participate and support our Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative program was SJK Tamil Serdang. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia visited the school on 7th Nov 2017 to record an appreciation to the school administration, teachers, parents and most importantly children who were present at the school on the day. Our hope and aim is to continuously promote usage of Motorcycle Child Helmet among children for their safety during their travel using motorcycle. Equally we also urge their adult riders (parents and caretakers) to also wear their adult standard safety helmet with SIRIM label. Together we can save each other on road.

7 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1302062959924008

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia records its appreciation to Persatuan Orang Kota Bharu (POKB) for joining hands together with us for the first time in driving the message SLOW DOWN, SAVES LIVES. We brought the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week program to 3 schools in Kelantan: SMK Salor, SJKC Kai Chih in Pasir Puteh and SJKT Pasir Gajah in Kuala Krai. We hope our strong collaboration in transferring knowledge to serve the community will continue.

3 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309925852471052

Road Safety Education Module For Secondary Schools in Malaysia

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was invited by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) to join the Stakeholder Meeting to review the Road Safety Education Module For Secondary Schools in Malaysia on 30th Oct to 1st Nov 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia would like to congratulate MIROS for this review and well done for including many industry players, NGOs and Government Institutions in this process. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia also glad to be able to meet new friends and renewed old fellowships during th event.

3O Oct - 1 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1309926075804363

Safety Awareness Program

Full Gospel Tabernacle, Subang Jaya took an initiative to run a safety awareness program during their family day on coming 29th October 2017. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was invited to share road safety awareness as part of their community empowerment program on safety. The program was successful and Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia would like to extend its wishes to the organizing team and a thank you for including Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia in the program.

 29 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295275130602791

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia handed over the participation certificates to three partners whom co-joint organized an activity during the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week in May 2017. Our three valuable partners are Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), Occupational Safety and Health Management Office of Universiti Putra Malaysia and Sekolah Menengah Jalan Empat (Jalan Empat Secondary School) in Bangi Selangor. Thank you and SLOW DOWN our vehicle speed for the SAFETY of all road users.

27 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1297605123703125

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Road Safety Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia) have been our main pillar in all our road safety interventions since our inception in 2011 to date. Not forgetting our new partner on Road Safety - Fire and Rescue Department of Kuala Lumpur, we highly value your collaboration. We have been working in the area of fire safety and road safety is a new addition to the list of collaboration through the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week in May 2017. Thai Mozli Tamil Press has always given high importance to the topic on child safety in particular road safety our big special thanks for the years of extensive coverage given to Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia. Let’s keep this partnership going with a common goal to prevent unintentional injuries involving children.

26 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295767163886921

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Kajang, Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent Kajang and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Convent Kajang for joining hands together with Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia in running activities during the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week program in May 2017. The theme of celebration this year is 'SLOW DOWN, SAVE LIVES'. Let’s continue sharing the info, reminding all including ourselves to slow down our vehicle speed which will help to save our lives and others. Our heartfelt thanks to the three schools involved and making the event a successful one.

26 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295277373935900

Walk the Talk Report Launch

Global Alliance of NGOs on Road Safety launched their report titled WALK THE TALK in London, UK. This action brief by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety describes the response of the Alliance and its member NGOs to the challenge represented by SDGs 3.6 and 11.2. It tells stories of 15 global individuals gaining new skills and mind-sets, and, as a result, NGOs becoming more visible and effective. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia is one of them.

Walking the Talk can be downloaded from http://roadsafetyngos.org/publications/

5 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295275977269373

Child Health Initiative

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia joined the new Child Health Initiative in London, UK from 4-5 October 2017 with the theme Every Journey, Every Child. We signed up the Every Child's Right To Safe and Healthy Streets which outlines 6 rights for children. It was a great experience to meet and welcome the new Coordinator for Violence, Injury and Prevention Unit at World Health Organization, Geneva, Dr. Nhan Tran, Safe Kids Worldwide CEO, Torine Creepy and Safe Kids Worldwide Global Pedestrian Safety Manager, Shushanna Mignott

4-5 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295275860602718

Child Health Initiative

FIA Foundation launched a new integrated initiative called CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE on 4th October 2017 in London, UK. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia expressed thank you wishes to both FIA Foundation and Global Alliance of NGOs on Road Safety for inviting Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to be part of the event and to witness the new initiative integrating both safety and environment under a bigger scope - health. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia can work together between the road safety and road environment group towards making Every Journey of Every Child is Healthy towards addressing 3 out of 17 SDGs.

4 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295275693936068

Women and Children Wellness and Safety Awareness Week

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi Mara organized a Women and Children Wellness and Safety Awareness Week in Shah Alam, Selangor from 26 September to 1 October 2017. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was invited to be part of the program. Well done to Dr. Nadzratulaiman (Obstetric and Gynecologic Department) and Dr Norashikin from Pediatrics Department. It was a wonderful joint program organized by these two departments. It was also nice meeting up with Dr. Shafina as well. Let’s keep in touch for further collaboration between our both institution (UPM and UITM).

30 September, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295274707269500

Workshop Preparing Education Materials for Child Development Below Age 6

Family Health Development Division, Public Health Department, and Ministry of Health Malaysia invited Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to contribute in the Workshop Preparing Education Materials for Child Development Below Age 6 on 19-21 September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. It was a new learning exposure and satisfaction to contribute on safety components related to child development from birth to age 6. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Aminah Bee Mohd Kassim and Dr. Siti Hafsah Abd Halim for the continuous collaboration between theboth organisations - Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia and Ministry of Health Malaysia.

19-21 September, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295276047269366

5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health

College of Public Health Medicine, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia invited Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to share on our Road Safety Initiatives for Children during their 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health held in Kuching, Sarawak from 10th to 13th September 2017.

It was an honor for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to be in the same session with Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and International of USM, Prof Dr. Ahmad Farhan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jennifer Oxley from Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Melbourne, Australia. The session rolls out ways to achieve the Road Traffic Crash Targets in Sustainable Development Goals 3.6 and 11.2. Fellow researchers Dr. Chihiro Tsuchiya from Japan and Prof Rusli from USM Medical School were also present during the session.

10-13 September, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1278069068990064

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Harian Metro dated 11 September, 2017 edition covered on Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia two flagship programs to save children – Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiatives and Fire Safety Education initiatives .

11 September, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1273066199490351

Safe and Healthy Work Place

International Social Security Introduced the Vision Zero Campaign 2017-2020 towards creating a Safe and Healthy Work Place. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was invited to join the global initiative on 3rd September 2017 in Singapore. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia will always contribute through the road safety intervention programs towards achieving the Vision Zero Campaign of ISSA.

3 September 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1270145266449111

International Award (Excellence in Communication)

Sinar Harian (Campus Edition, page 7) 23rd August 2017 featured Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia recent International Award (Excellence in Communication) victory in Baltimore, USA.

 

Thai Mozhli Daily Newspaper dated 31st July 2017 shared the news on the Excellence in Communication Award won by Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia on July 27th 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Pocket News (29th July 2017) flashed the news about Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia winning the Excellence in Communication Award at the Children Prevention Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America on 29th July 2019.

 

Makkal Osai (30th July 2017, page 14) featured Safe Kids Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia's achievement in winning the Excellence in Communication 2017 Award at the Children Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON) at Baltimore, Maryland, USA on 29th July 2017

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30 July, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1263542647109373

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1251752854955019

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1250275945102710

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1250183048445333

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was at the second day of Festive Season Safe Travel Advocacy at SK Jalan Semenyih 2, Kajang, Selangor. Main message to children was telling them to use rear seats and wear the safety belts while traveling.

17 June, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1221980387932266

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia engaged with various stakeholders: Road Safety Department of Malaysia, National Civil Defense Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Petronas Streetsmart, Persatuan Orang Kota Bharu, Schools and media stations to spread the message of SAVING LIVES # SLOWING DOWN. All stakeholders also co-organized the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week from May 8th till 14th 2017. Let’s drive with the message 'SLOW DOWN YOUR VEHICLE SPEED FOR YOUR SAFETY AS WELL AS OTHER ROAD USERS SAFETY. Thanks to the local television channel RTM TV1 for airing the activities in the daily breakfast program - Selamat Pagi Malaysia at 8.10am on 23rd May 2017.

23 May, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1202931699837135

Fourth United Nation Global Road Safety Week

Fire and Rescue Department of Kuala Lumpur joined with Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia in celebrating the 4th United Nation Global Road Safety Week on 13th May 2014 at KL Tower. The event was officiated by the Director General of Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia. The theme 'SAVING LIVES # SLOW DOWN' was pledged by those present to keep our roads safer by keeping a low speed.

13 May, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1195565673907071

FedEx Road Safety Award 2017

The news coverage by Careta on FedEx Road Safety Award 2017 by Global Alliance of NGO's on Road Safety which was conferred to 3 organisations globally from Malaysia, South Africa and Benin. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia wishes congratulations to all the winners and well done to Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia for flying the country flag at the international arena.

6 April, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1172460659550906 

Children Safety on Road

Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent, Kajang, Selangor invited Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to share on children safety on road with their year 4 and 5 students on 30th March 2017.

30 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1166293303500975

Road Safety Education Module for Secondary School

Ministry of Transport (MIROS and JKJR) included Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia in the team to review the Road Safety Education Module for Secondary School Students in Kuala Lumpur from 28-29 Mac 2017

28-29 March, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1166295206834118

Children Safety on Road

Kids Safety on Road live interview at Bernama Today with Safe Kids Malaysia UPM. Main message shared with public are:

 
1. Segregation of bicyclist from other road users as they are vulnerable. 
2. Reduction of speed among motorized vehicle to prevent crash with other road users.
3. Impact of speed 
4. Importance of being seen by cyclist (bright clothing and reflective vest attire)
5. Having your cycle ON during both day and night time plus having reflector at your rear end of bicycle
6. Start using a bicycle helmet to prevent and reduce injuries in an event a crash occurs. 
7. Importance of using the proper motorcycle helmet for a child ona motorcycle - right size (child helmet), helmet with SIRIM label and properly fastened (not more than two finger gap view)

27 February, 2017

https://youtu.be/vEfKSETYwNo?t=41m

Putra Bakti Children Helmet Initiative

New Straits Times Press highlighted Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia Motorcycle Child Helmet Initiative under their School Times Section on 31 January 2017 in page 12. As a member of National Road Safety Council of Malaysia (JKJR) and Global Alliance of NGOs on Road Safety, our wish and hope is for all the schools that have benefited from this initiative to make sure their school children will be wearing the standard child safety helmet every time when they are travelling on a motorcycle.

31 January, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1125374704259502

 

 

 

Programme - Safe Kids In Water

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM Initiative and Programs
   

 

Safe Kids in Water (Drowning)

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM was appointed by the Minster of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government of Malaysia to be a member of the new formed National Water Related Activity Safety Council of Malaysia (Majlis Keselamatan Aktiviti Air Negara – MKAA) in 2016. Safe Kids Malaysia UPM obtained a technical grant in 2014 to engage with the stakeholders whom are related to drowning to produce a report on Status, Issues and Way Forward on Drowning Prevention in Malaysia.

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM participated in the World Conference on Drowning and Prevention which was held in Vancouver, Canada on 17-19 October, 2017. Safe Kids Malaysia UPM was given the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation titled Drowning in Malaysia - What We Know? in the conference.

 All Safe Kids Malaysia UPM activities related to drowning is listed in the table below. For more information, kindly visit https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/ or click the link provided in the table.

 

Table of Activities

Activity

News

Date

Link

Drowning Prevention

Asyik FM (Frequency 91.1) had been very supportive towards the Children Safety issues by engaging actively with Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia for this whole year. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was invited a live interview on 8th Nov 2017 at 11.30am for 30 minutes slot sharing about drowning and safety of kid in water. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia took this opportunity to share and transfer the knowledge on Drowning from the two main reports produced by WHO on Drowning:

WHO (2014), Global Report on Drowning - Preventing A Leading Killer

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/global_report_drowning/en/
WHO (2017), Preventing Drowning - An Implementation Guide

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/drowning/drowning_prevention_guide/en/

 

The session ended at 12.00pm and Asyik FM was delighted to take up this issue on drowning safety among kids to the attention of the public. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia is proud to have the support of local radio stations to create awareness on drowning and safety of kids in water.

8 Nov, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1302553599874944

 

World Conference on Drowning and Prevention

World Conference on Drowning and Prevention was held in Vancouver, Canada from Oct 17-19, 2017. The conference gave Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia to renew the friendship, fellowship and networking with new partners and opportunities in terms of research, training, accreditation, post graduate co-supervision and examinations. Some of the partners that Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia met in the conference were:

a.      Dr. Olakunle Alonge (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA)

b.      Mr. Jonathon Passmore (WHO WEAPRO Office Manila)

c.       Mr. Justin Scarr (Royal Life Saving Society of Australia)

d.      Mr. Lim Chi'en Cheng (President Life Saving Society of Malaysia)

e.      Dr. Richard Franklin (James Cook University, Australia)

 

The conference provided a platform for researchers from all around the globe to gather and shared our unique experiences at our respective countries sharing the mutual mission to save kid’s life from drowning. It was a great experience for Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia as well.

17-19 October 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295275587269412

 

World Conference on Drowning and Prevention

Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was given an opportunity to deliver an oral presentation titled Drowning in Malaysia - What We Know? at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver, Canada on 18 October, 2017. Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia was glad as the representative of the parent body; Safe Kids Worldwide USA, Dr. Morag Mackay (Research Director) joined the session as well. Some of the findings that was presented were:

a.      There are approximately 50 organizations working in the field of drowning in Malaysia with seven organisations handles the data on drowning.

b.      Malaysia loses 300 children annually due to drowning and the vulnerable children age group is between five to eleven years old. Boys’ risk of drowning is 4 times more than girls.

c.       Most drowning incidents in Malaysia happen at river and followed by sea/beaches.

d.      Kelantan recorded the highest cases of drowning followed by Johor and Selangor.

 

Drowning issue is becoming more pertinent in Malaysia and all relevant organizations need to join hands to address this public health issue.

18 October, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/safekidsmalaysia/posts/1295275527269418

 

 
 

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Updated:: 26/12/2017

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