Malaysia HiT coming soon
Malaysia has made impressive population-wide health gains with a low-cost health care system. However, the country has struggled with an inadequate supply of health professionals. It has also found it challenging to integrate and regulate its rapidly growing private health sector.
The Malaysian Government faces numerous challenges: how to agree on a scheme for fair and sustainable funding; strengthening the governance of both public and private health services; determining the balance between public and private sector delivery; and considering whether the community would be better served by more decentralized and responsive services.
As Malaysia continues to experience demographic and epidemiological transitions, the population’s demand for health care will continue to rise. Pressures are building up for health system reform in Malaysia looking towards the year 2020 and beyond.
– report coming soon