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Healthcare Industry in Malaysia
Health care industry in Malaysia is reputed in ‘good shape’ since 2009 after undergoing some radical transformations. Malaysia is often considered as the world’s sanctuary of health destination due to several reasons – high-end hospitals, modern facilities, impeccable services and affordable medical fees. Separated into private and public sectors, the country offers sufficient medical needs for the population with an extensive array of health services. The radical transformations of healthcare industry in Malaysia in the last couple of years are in line with government’s effort to promote medical tourism in South East Asia.
Federation of Reproductive Health Associations
Federation of Reproductive Health Associations Malaysia (FRHAM) is a federation that consists 12 state member associations of State Family Planning Associations, Family Health Development Association, Family Health Association and Reproductive Health Association. Formerly known as Federation of Family Planning Associations (FFPAM), it was established in 1958 with one core objective that is to educate and raise awareness among Malaysians on the importance of family planning. In line with the primary objective, the federation promotes and encourages individuals and couples to seek effective family planning and reproductive services.
Five years after the federation was incepted, FRHAM became a member of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPRF). FRHAM is now an accredited member for its continuous effort to fulfill all the criteria set by the board. As a leading voluntary family planning and reproductive services organization in the country, the federation has developed and introduced an extensive array of educational activities and other related programmes to advocate of women, men and youngsters.
Most of the activities and programmes are designed based on a framework that emphasizes 5A’s – access, adolescents, advocacy, AIDS/HIV and abortion. The educational activities organized are strengthen by support strategies under the framework. Basically, FRHAM aims to promote sexual and reproductive services particularly family planning among couples, reduce HIV/AIDS and to protect people infected with HIV/AIDS and also to reduce unsafe abortion by promoting the use of contraceptive to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
Over the years, FRHAM has formed strategic alliance with other local and international organizations such as International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), International Planned Parenthood Federation, East & Southeast Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), MOH, Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC), Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development as well as National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN).