Universal health care is often presented as an idealistic goal that remains out of reach for all but the richest nations. That’s not the case, writes Amartya Sen. Look at what has been achieved in Rwanda, Thailand and Bangladesh.
The obscene economic disparity between social classes and ethnic groups should make us wonder what really has happened since our leaders shouted, “Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!” more than 50 years ago, writes Mustafa K Anuar.
Aliran joins hands with fellow Malaysians in their collective concern with regard to the proposed ‘1Care’ scheme to restructure Malaysia’s health care system – a move that would definitely exact a heavy toll on their physical as well as financial health.