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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 26, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-4
Bioline Code: mj19001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
Document available free of charge

Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-4

 en Enhancing Sustainability in Healthcare Delivery—A Challenge to the New Malaysia
Ahmad, Dzulkefly


There have been substantial improvements in the health indicators since Malaysia achieved independence. These were accomplished through strong primary healthcare services addressing maternal and paediatric health, as well as the successful control of communicable diseases. The rate of decline in the mortality statistics has been at a virtual standstill, or at best, almost plateaued since 2000. However, with the plethora of national health issues at both the policy and delivery levels, we cannot continue on with ‘business as usual’. Therefore, we must strategise effective and practical approaches to a renewed and revamped national healthcare services for a modern ‘New Malaysia’ that are compatible with our quest toward the status of a ‘truly developed’ nation.

health insurance; health indicator; health ministry; Malaysia; healthcare delivery

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