21 April 2020 – Malaysia to participate in WHO-led drug trial, first patient enrolled

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Research and Development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health Ministry Clinical Research Centre director, Dr Goh Pik Pin

Overview: The Health Ministry has enrolled its first patient for the WHO-led Solidarity Trial that attempts to find the best drug to treat Covid-19.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/04/23/malaysia-enrols-first-patient-for-drug-trial

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: With this, Malaysia will contribute to the evidence the world needs in identifying efficacious treatment regimen for Covid-19 patients