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Welcome to the website of the Maltese Paediatric Association.


Our purpose is to promote the improvement of the level of medical care offered to children in Malta and Gozo.


This website is intended both for medical doctors and other health workers as well as for parents.

We hope you'll find the information interesting and helpful. Your comments appreciated. If you have any questions about child health, we invite you to write to us. [Email]



  1. Ikel għat-Tarbija

  2. L-Iżvilupp tal-Lingwa fit-Tfal mit-Twelid sa 5 Snin

  3. Kif Tnaqqas ir-Riskju ta' Cot Death

  4. L-Iskarlatina

  5. Familja B'Sahhitha

  6. It-Tilqima ta l-Influwenza fit-Tfal

  7. Il-Meningite fit-Tfal


  1. How to Reduce the Risk of Cot Death

  2. Meningitis in Children

  3. Taking your Child's Temperature

  4. Coeliac Disease in Children

  5. Infant feeding and Allergies

  6. Breastfeeding Clinic

  7. Breastfeeding FAQ's

  8. Acquired Heart Disease in Childhood

  9. Urinary Tract Infections in Childhood

  10. Child Safety

  11. MMR Vaccine: The Facts All Parents Should Know

  12. Should I Vaccinate My Child for Flu?

  13. Antibiotic Prescribing in Paediatric Practice


  1. Resolution On The Embryo Protection (Amendment) Bill (2018) [Download]

  2. Safeguarding Human Rights In The Amendments To The Embryo Protection Act. Press Release. (2018) [Download]

  3. Il-Ħarsien Tad-Drittijiet Umani Fl-Emendi Għall-Att Dwar Il-Protezzjoni Tal-Embrijuni. Stqarrija għall-Istampa (2018) [Download]

  4. Sick Leave meta t-Tfal Jimirdu. Stqarrija għall-Istampa [Download]

  5. Child Protection. Press release (2015) [Download]

  6. Feedback on Gender Identity Bill (2015) [Download]

  7. The Adoption of Children. Press Release (2014) [Download]

  8. MMR and Autism. Press Release (2013) [Download]

  9. Il-Ligi ghall-Protezzjoni tal-Embrijun. Press Release (2012) [Download]

  10. Embryo Protection Bill. Press Release (2012) [Download]

  11. Resolution on the Bill Regulating IVF (2012) [Download]

  12. Risks of IVF to Infants (2012) [Download]

  13. Working Group Report: Introducing the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the routine immunisation schedule of infants in the Maltese islands [Download] (2008)

  14. Resolution on Assisted Reproductive Techniques (2005) [Download]


  1. WHO Growth Charts - in pdf format (for printing)

  2. Breast Feeding

  3. Healthy Lifestyle

  4. Cot Death

[Go to downloads page]


  1. Paediatric Training Logbook

  2. The Specialist Training Programme



Paediatricians and other professional health workers involved in the care and treatment of children are invited to submit articles for publication on this website. The article should be intended either for health professionals or for parents. Shorter articles are more likely to be read, and are therefore encouraged. Statements and opinions are the responsibility of the authors.




Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the educational material on this site. However, the Maltese Paediatric Association does not assume responsibility for the information provided. The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice. A paediatrician or family doctor should be consulted about any specific concerns for a child's health. Linkage to other sites does not imply endorsement.