About the speaker

About the speaker [Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood]


Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood
Special Advisor to The Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health


Tan Sri Dr. Mahmood is currently the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health, and began her mandate in April 2020. She is also a member of the Government of Malaysia’s Economic Action Council and is actively engaged in the COVID-19 response.

Prior to this, she was the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in January 2016 until June 2020. Her other international positions included being the Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit at the United Nations in New York, and the Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at the United Nations Population Fund. She is an accomplished humanitarian and well known as the founder of MERCY Malaysia, a Malaysian humanitarian organisation working globally.

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