The health care system in Malaysia has undergone a fundamental transformation over the last two decades. This book examines this transformation and explores the pressing issues it faces today. It includes coverage of:
- the evolution of the system since independence, from the colonial legacy of national provision bequeathed from the British to the impact of the global ideological shift against statism in the 1980s
- considers the responses of the Malaysian state and government policy
- issues such as equity of provision, women's access to health care, HIV-AIDS health care, care for the elderly.
The book offers a detailed examination of the changing face of health care in Malaysia, and its impact on Malaysian citizens, users and society.
About the Author:
Heng Leng Chee is Senior Research Fellow in the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. Her publications include Health and Health Care in Malaysia: Present Trends and Implications for the Future, and she was a member of the writing team for the World Health Organisation report Genomics and World Health. She works in the areas of health and health care, gender, women, and family.
Simon Barraclough teaches health policy and international health relations in the School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia. His research interests include the political economy of health systems in developing countries, international investment in health services, health industry exports, international health relations and tobacco control policies in developing countries.