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The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy is an independent public policy research and advocacy organisation.

Healthcare Reforms!

We look at some essential discourse for tackling some of the defining issues in health and social care. Will the government be able to commit and deliver its proposed reforms to reshape the Malaysian health and social care landscape?

Healthcare Reforms

Why Has Malaysia Decided To Opt-Out Of The COVAX

The best chance of success for any country is to participate in an endeavour which diversifies and broadens access to a broad portfolio of possible...

Healthcare Reforms

Dewan Rakyat Speaker’s proposal to establish...

A select committee is much needed to provide rigorous oversight to the actions, policies, and governance of the Ministry of Health, particularly...

Healthcare Reforms

Why Increased Penalties And Fines Under The PCIDA Should...

Proposals should not come from an angry or frustrated place, and must be evidence-based.

What do we think about key health and social issues?

Based on our research and policy analysis as well as the work we do with individuals and organisations in the health and social system, we present and project our views on a range of issues and topics.

Governance & Regulation

Galen Centre Supports Bipartisan Parliamentary Petition To...

We need to ensure that our actions and motivation are based on empathy, compassion and kindness.

Transgender Health

Minister’s “Full Licence” Increases...

It is a fact which has been thoroughly documented that transgender persons in Malaysia encounter harassment, discrimination and subject to physical...

Non-Communicable Diseases

We Are Living In A Crisis And It Isn’t Just Covid-19

We need local-level, granular data that is integrated with social and economic indicators.

Non-Communicable Diseases

Malaysia Is Going Through Multiple Long-Term Crises:...

The health component of the upcoming 12th Malaysia Plan must have a solid commitment towards ensuring that health initiatives which address the NCD...

Governance & Regulation

Collaboration, Innovation And Free Trade Will Get Us...

Now is not the time for countries to look inwards. The crisis will only be resolved, and economies will only recover, if countries are allowed to...

Governance & Regulation

COVID-19: The Decision To Resume Congregational Prayer...

If we are absolutely unable to wait for the epidemiological situation to improve, then the staged approach taken by Selangor is the model to follow.