There is no one-size-fits-all approach or quick fix to achieving an optimal balance between paying the costs of providing high quality healthcare and ensuring equitable, accessible and affordable treatment for all.
We need to better understand the origins of poor mental health in Malaysia which will include social, economic, workplace, and environmental stressors; and social determinants to health such as poor health literacy and poverty.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzukefly Ahmad has repeatedly emphasised his vision of value-for-money treatment and commitment to reforms which ensure better transparency, efficiency, and cost effectiveness in health.
"In Malaysia, this has resulted in such surveys capturing approximately 75 percent of men’s economic activities but no more than 30 percent of women’s activities on an international level. This is not reflective of the total labour women do and risk overlooking their impact and contributions to society."