Partners in health: WHO's continuing journey in Malaysia


WHO Malaysia representatives approach the Kuala Koh Orang Asli village in Gua Musang, Kelantan, for a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination campaign. — Photos: WHO

Malaysians are so used to being part of the South-East Asian region that we naturally expect to be placed in any group called “South-East Asia” when it comes to international classifications.

However, for the World Health Organization (WHO), Malaysia actually comes under the Western Pacific region, even though the United Nations health body also has a South-East Asian region.

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