BEIJING: Malaysia is planning to work with China in developing programmes for children with hearing and speech impairment.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said early detection and intervention were important in the rehabilitation process of these children.
"We hope to cooperate with China to use the latest technology and help these children, so that they will not be left out in the development of the country," she added, following a visit to China Rehabilitation Research Centre for Hearing and Speech Impairment here on Thursday (July 11).
Dr Wan Azizah, who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, said Malaysia could also bring in Chinese experts to provide trainings to locals in this field.
At the centre, she was shown the latest gadgets, treatment and rehabilitation programmes used by Chinese experts in helping children with such disabilities.
This was Dr Wan Azizah's last programme in her four-day official visit to China, which began on Monday (July 8).
She returned to Malaysia around 1.30pm.