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Healthcare financing and social protection policies for migrant workers in Malaysia

— theme: Rights and protection of migrants
— country: Malaysia
— type: Journal Articles

For Malaysia, a nation highly dependent on migrant labour, the large non-citizen workforce presents a unique health system challenge. Although documented migrant workers are covered by mandatory healthcare insurance (SPIKPA), financial constraints remain a major barrier for non-citizen healthcare access. Malaysia recently extended protection for migrant workers under the national social security scheme (SOCSO), previously exclusive to citizens. This study aims to evaluate healthcare financing and social security policies for migrant workers to identify policy gaps and opportunities for intervention.

Author/Editor
Tharani Loganathan, Zhie X. Chan, Nicola S. Pocock
Publishing Year
2020
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