Challenges In The Health Care System in Malaysia and Indonesia

Budi Arsih, Anisah Che Ngah


Health service has always been an important yardstick to measure progress and stability of a country. According to WHO, a competent health care system is a system which is able to deliver quality services to its citizens. The system must have a sound financial mechanism; qualified and well-trained human capital, sources of reliable information as a basis for decision-making and policy formulation as well as good infrastructure and logistics facilities in distributing services throughout the country. However, in practice, there are many challenges facing the health system in both Malaysia and Indonesia. Hence the authors used the social-legal method to understand the challenges faced. Findings suggest that proper mechanism and stringent laws will be able to enhance the healthcare system in both Malaysia and Indonesia.


Challenge; Health Systems; Public Healthcare Laws

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