The Roundtables

Presentations slides from all the roundtables organised by People’s Health Forum

The People’s Health Forum has planned a series of four roundtables to pool information and analyses on public-private partnerships, health care financing, human capital for health, and migrant healthcare.

The objective of the Roundtables is to use the information and perspectives gathered to prepare a Memorandum that will be submitted to the government for policy formulation. The Memorandum will also be used to engage in public education.

In organizing these Roundtables, PHF has also been engaging in partnership building. The first two Roundtables were organized in partnership with the Faculty of Economics and Administration of Universiti Malaya, the third with the Socioeconomic Committee of the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall and the fourth with the Bar Council Migrants, Refugees and Immigration Affairs Committee and the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medical and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia.

Roundtable 1

‘How the Private Sector Can Be Leveraged to Provide Healthcare to the B40 and M40?’

(12th June 2019, 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’

(7th August 2019, 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’

(18th September 2019, Kuala Lumpur & 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’

(31st October 2019, 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’ Price Regulation’

(3rd February 2020, 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.