Dr Jemilah appointed as PM’s special advisor on public health

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has appointed Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood as the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on public health.

“She will advise the prime minister on the policies and initiatives regarding health matters,” said the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement today.

Dr Jemilah is highly experienced in the medical field and has been involved directly in various humanitarian work locally and internationally.

Dr Jemilah was previously president of the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY Malaysia) and the under-secretary-general of partnerships of the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies.

She was the winner of the Asean Prize 2019, an award that recognises contributions by individuals or organisations with regard to inculcating the spirit and identity of the region towards the development of an Asean community by 2025.

She graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and went on to earn her Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university. – March 31, 2020, Bernama

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