Jemilah Mahmood: Giving Priority to the Planet's Health

By Rachel Yeoh

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Professor Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood is an eminent personality in the field of medical science and crisis management. She is also the founder of Mercy Malaysia. During her visit to Penang Institute in March to conduct the Wu Lien-Teh Society's 7th Annual Public Lecture, during which she was bestowed with the Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Award for Leadership in Public Health, Penang Monthly was privileged to discuss planetary health and sustainable development with her.Rachel Yeoh: You are a healthcare professional, humanitarian...

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Rachel Yeoh

is a former journalist who traded her on-the-go job for a life behind the desk. For the sake of work-life balance, she participates in Penang's performing arts scene after hours.