COVID-19: Primary Health Care Initiatives in Malaysia
As COVID-19 spread worldwide, the importance of early action to reduce transmission became more and more clear. In Malaysia, the Ministry of Health initiated its preparedness plan on January 7, a full two weeks before the first case was reported in the country, and well ahead of the WHO declaring a pandemic. The government imposed a strict Movement Control Order (MCO) to slow the spread, which, while effective, created significant challenges for both the health and economic sectors.
Read more on the response by Malaysia's Ministry of Health in this week's Primary Series piece.