M’sia first in region to overcome mum-to-child HIV transmission


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the first country in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Paci-f­ic Region to be certified as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis (eMTCT).

Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad was presented with a validation certificate by WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific session yesterday in Manila.

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