People’s Health Forum
People’s Health Forum
- Parti Sosialis Malaysia – Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj
- Third World Network – Ms. Chee Yoke Ling
- Health Equity Initiatives & Monash University Malaysia – Dr. Sharuna Verghis
- Citizens’ Health Initiative – Dr. Chan Chee Khoon, Dr. Mary Cardosa, Dr. Chee Heng Leng
- Agora Society Malaysia – Dr. Lim Chee Han
- Roundtable 1 – ‘How the Private Sector Can Be Leveraged to Provide Healthcare to the B40 and M40?’, held on 12th June 2019 in Universiti Malaya: focused on examining public–private partnerships in the healthcare sector in order to explore the ways in which such partnerships can be leveraged for the B40 and M40 while highlighting the importance of a robust public health system as the core for providing access to universal health care.
- Roundtable 2 – ‘Sustainable Healthcare Financing in Malaysia’ held on 07th August 2019 in Universiti Malaya: sought to increase the understanding of the complex issues that surround a healthcare financing system in providing universal health care for Malaysia’s citizens.
- Roundtable 3 – ‘Human Capital for Health in Malaysia’ held on 18th September 2019 in the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall: examined the continuing outmigration of specialists from the public sector to the private sector, and the emerging issues with regard to medical education and the training of nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.
- Roundtable 4 – Migrant Healthcare in Malaysia held on 31st October 2019 at Monash University Malaysia: Examined access to healthcare, healthcare financing of migrants, and occupational health in the context of social protection for migrant workers, and even non-citizen spouses and children. Policy options were ventured into in order to look for solutions.
- Roundtable 5 – Discussion on Medicines Regulation held on 3rd February 2020 at Gerak Budaya:This was an invitation-only event with MOH providing more information and relevant details of their plan on regulating medicine prices under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011; as well as having consumer and health community groups understanding and discussing about the impact of the issue.
Blueprint on Health Reform in Malaysia
The PHF launched the ‘Blueprint on Health Reform in Malaysia’ earlier today at Café Liberty Latte, Kuala Lumpur. The Blueprint consists of recommendations made by various stakeholders from six roundtables organized by PHF between 2019 to 2020 to discuss the way forward for Malaysia’s health system.
The PHF blueprint calls for public attention to critical health policies and issues, highlighting the importance of sustainability in meeting the people’s current and future health needs, as well as the need for equity in healthcare financing that does not burden any segment of the population. The proposed health reforms covers six building blocks: health services delivery, health workforce, health financing, health information, access to essential medicines, and leadership/governance.
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