Event Details

Malaysia has successfully contained the initial wave of COVID -19. Throughout this process, everything from industry to services, the experience exposed strengths and weaknesses in many aspects of life. The country's healthcare system and the health of all its residents has been in central focus during this period.

Join us on 5 August 2020 for an exciting discussion with Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Special Advisor on Public Health to the Prime Minister of Malaysia to learn more about how this newly created position will help support the development of a more robust and caring community and support the health of the nation.

Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood will give a presentation on her views and ideas for Malaysia's health policies and potential initiatives. This will be followed by a discussion to provide her perspective of Malaysia's public healthcare landscape including opportunities where AMCHAM members could support and collaborate with the Malaysian government the recovery and reform of Malaysia healthcare system. To be more resilient to future pandemic threats and national readiness to provide better healthcare for all.

This event marks the start of AMCHAM's Healthcare Committee which seeks to bring together AMCHAM members across the healthcare spectrum from pharmaceutical, medical devices, delivery, technology and other relevant sectors, to address the opportunities and business realities for this critical and growing sector.


Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am



This is an exclusive Members Only, paid event. Limited tickets available.


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  • Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood (Special Advisor on Public Health to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur at Ministry of Health Malaysia)

    Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

    Special Advisor on Public Health to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur at Ministry of Health Malaysia

    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. Her portfolio involves partnership and resource development, strategy, policy, knowledge, as well as global communications. Under her leadership, IFRC has also developed a global innovation including a futures and foresight unit, and pioneered the use of Islamic social finance to address humanitarian crises.

    Before joining the IFRC, Dr. Mahmood was the Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations in New York. She is well known as the founder of MERCY Malaysia, which she led from 1999-2009, and her previous appointments include Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA; Senior Fellow at Khazanah Nasional Berhad in Malaysia’s Khazanah Research and Investment Strategy Division, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Futures Programme at Kings College in London. From 2006-2009, she was one of 16 members appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Advisory Group of the Central Emergency Response Fund.

    Dr. Mahmood has held many Board positions in NGOs and INGOs and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for her contribution to civil society and work in support of marginalized communities, including the first Isa Award for Services to Humanity from the Kingdom of Bahrain. She was recently awarded the ASEAN Prize in 2019. Currently, she is a Civil Society Governor of the Commonwealth Foundation and is a board member of the Global Responsible Finance Institute. She is also a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC) since 2004. In 2019, she was appointed to the Board of the National University of Malaysia.

    Dr. Mahmood graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the National University of Malaysia, has a Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom. She also completed executive education at the International Management and Development Centre, IMD Lausanne.

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