Mercy Malaysia founder made PM’s special adviser

Dr Jemilah Mahmood with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya.

PETALNG JAYA: Mercy Malaysia founder Dr Jemilah Mahmood has been appointed as a special adviser to the prime minister on public health, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today.

Jemilah will be advising Muhyiddin Yassin on health-related policies and initiatives.

Last year, Jemilah was named the winner of the Asean Prize 2019 in recognition of her role in humanitarian missions and disaster management in the region.

She is the first Malaysian to receive the award.

Jemilah is a member of the senior leadership team at the International Federation of Red Crescent, representing the organisation’s interest and the secretary-general when required.