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Malaysia eliminates mother-to-child HIV, syphilis transmission

Malaysia has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

World Health Organization (WHO), issuing a statement, said that Malaysia has become the first country in the WHO Western Pacific Region to be certified as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

WHO Director General presented the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis (eMTCT) validation certificate to Malaysia at the WHO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee Meeting in Manila, Philippines on Monday.

Malaysia is the 12th country in the world to receive the eMTCT validation certificate.

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