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Talk: Challenges facing the Malaysian healthcare system

A long queue waiting at the crowded Penang General Hospital - FILE PHOTO: ANIL NETTO/ALIRAN

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Aliran is organising this talk in Petaling Jaya on 30 April.

  • Speaker: Dr David McCoy (see biodata below)
  • Moderator: K Haridas, Aliran executive committee member
  • Date: Tuesday, 30 April
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Venue: Gerakbudaya, Petaling Jaya
  • Organiser: Aliran

Please register using the form at the bottom. The form can also be found here.

About the speaker

David McCoy is Professor of Global Public Health at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at Queen Mary University London (QMUL).

A medical doctor by training, he spent six years as a clinician in the UK and South Africa, before entering a career in public health. He spent a further seven years in South Africa with the University of Cape Town and the Health Systems Trust, an NGO established to support the post-apartheid transformation of South Africa’s healthcare system.

Since returning to the UK, he has worked variously in the NGO sector, academia and the National Health Service (including a period as a director of public health in London).

He has a doctorate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a trustee of the Centre for Health in the Public Interest.

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16 Apr 2019 4.47am

Traditional medicines should be explored .It could be cheaper and with minimum side -effects. Government should find ways to encourage the growth of this discipline.

Margaret Chan
15 Apr 2019 10.30pm

Use the Japan government health system ….Potential Therapy…no need medicine yet most Japanese healthy and live above 100 years of age..

Suresh Naidu
16 Apr 2019 7.56am
Reply to  Margaret Chan

Margaret Chan who said japanese no need medicine

Margaret Chan
16 Apr 2019 9.57am
Reply to  Margaret Chan

Suresh Naidu you go and have a try by visiting Japan hospital for general wellness they undergo at hospital…see if any medicine being distributed or given out …

Suresh Naidu
16 Apr 2019 11.24am
Reply to  Margaret Chan

Margaret Chan they definetely do. Their doctors come and give talk in conferences in malaysia. And for some malaysian doctors do fellowship in japan .

Mokka Sancha Hii
15 Apr 2019 4.54pm

Is a talk

Joshua Lim
15 Apr 2019 3.41pm

the healthcare system is not really caring for health, it’s a system monopolised by the pharma companies. Doctors cannot prescribe cure that’s outside those approved by the pharma companies, or else they can lose their licence.

Remus Lim
15 Apr 2019 3.23pm

Our hero health ministers busy banning 🚬… a real big & immediate “health issue” to them… 😂😂😂

Charles Joseph
15 Apr 2019 2.23pm

Just sharing – FACT – I’m frm Klang.. Every morning, a large group of HA’s – Hospital Assistants in white uniform ,frm Klang GH gather at a Mamak Shop in Taman Chi Liung – behind the Public Bank area corner shop… behind the hardware shop , without fail.. – Every working day… starts with 4 or 5 of them, then join tables and the group grows to around 15… Beginning frm around 9.30 to 10 am… They sit there till around 12 noon, and one by one disappears… It’s a daily affair… MY OPINION – They are sabotaging the present day Govt.. remnants frm the old regime… The Queue in the hospital is long, real long… No one to attend…. PH got to do something about this….. Investigate first…. ! Going on for the last few months…..

Walter D'Costa
15 Apr 2019 6.31pm
Reply to  Charles Joseph

Charles Joseph wonder if the htar administrator knows this.

Julian NG
15 Apr 2019 8.09pm
Reply to  Charles Joseph

The health minister not doing the job properly. The blood test patients empty stomach, limited place to sit and bad ventilation. No numbers. Calling names, don’t know how to read the name, shuffles to the bottom It happens to the poliklinik near Jusco Kota Ringgit.

Julian NG
15 Apr 2019 8.11pm
Reply to  Charles Joseph

The health minister just do small things. Please focus on the welfare of the sick. Tax payers pay for their bills. Remember that !!!

Suresh Naidu
16 Apr 2019 8.13am
Reply to  Charles Joseph

White uniforms are hospital attendents… this group run minor errands and most problematics one. Medical assitants wear white top and black pants. Can u snap picture of the scene and complain to kkm

Suresh Naidu
16 Apr 2019 8.20am
Reply to  Charles Joseph

Dont snap picture and post in fb. Send it hospital director or kkm. Maybe they are there after night shift. Certainly not all of them after night shift

Rajan Subramaniam
15 Apr 2019 1.32pm

Blame DAP… Easy…

Ma Lee
15 Apr 2019 11.36am

But Malaysia still has very good dedicated doctors and nurses working very hard in our public hospitals and Klinik Kesihatan. Kudos to these wonderful people!

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