Jemilah Mahmood

Jemilah Mahmood is special advisor to the prime minister of Malaysia on public health. In her previous roles, she was under-secretary-general (partnerships) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva and chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations in New York. She founded MERCY Malaysia in 1999 and worked for many years as a humanitarian and an obstetrician/gynecologist.

Governance

Southeast Asia Needs Its Own CDC

COVID-19 is a baptism by fire and highlights the need for an effective, durable disease control authority in the region