The changing role of primary health care in Malaysia - The past and the future

Yadav, Hematram and Ghani, Sirajoon Noor (2001) The changing role of primary health care in Malaysia - The past and the future. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 6 (1). pp. 36-39. ISSN 1823-7339,

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The concept of primary health care (PHC) according to WHO has been implemented in Malaysia since 1978. The rural health centres which provide the primaryhealth care have developed from about 47 in 1970 to about 772 in 1998. Since the implementation of the health centres there has been significant reduction in morbidity and mortality rates. However due to the emerging issues like changing demographic 'patterns,changing pettern of disease, and increasing demand from the public, the delivery of PHC is being reviewed. Newer programmes and review of the older programmes are being done to address the provision of PHC in the 21st century. The functions and role of the existing staff in the health centres are being reviews. This new concept is known as expanded scope of primary health care. the purpose of this paper is to explain the achievements in primary health care and the components of primary health care in the expanded scope

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary health care; health development
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 02:08
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 02:08

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