Health and Social Protection: Continuing Universal Health Coverage

The Malaysian healthcare system has been able to provide health and financial protection for the population primarily through the public healthcare delivery sector, which is financed through general taxation and other forms of government r​evenue. Through the highly-subsidised public healthcare sector, we have been able to provide universal health coverage for the population, producing significant improvements in health outcomes such as higher life expectancies and low child and maternal mortality rates. However, the chronic underinvestment in the public healthcare sector has left the overall healthcare system vulnerable and thus leaving the Malaysian population vulnerable.