The Malaysian Cancer Care Coalition (M3C) was established in 2017 to Elevate Cancer Care and Improve Patient Outcomes.
M3C aims to achieve this through:
- Early intervention activities for e.g. awareness, early screening and diagnosis.
- Exploring Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for innovative financing options.
- Alignment with the Government’s National Strategic Plan for Cancer Control Programme (NSPCCP).
M3C KEY FOCUS AREAS
1) Reform Health Financing for Cancer Care
- Propose for 10% incremental increases in the National Budget for cancer,
- Explore Private-Public-Partnerships (PPP) for innovative financing solutions,
- Earmark at least 5% from sin tax for cancer care financing,
- Introduce public financing, community-based health insurance (CBHI) or co–pay systems, and
- Introduce portable health insurance with cancer-specific coverage
2) Shift towards Value-based Medicine
- Adopt patient-centric frameworks to determine and assess value,
- Establish value assessment framework using care pathways, and
- Identify best-practice care pathways for at least one cancer area
3) Better Governance in Cancer Control
- Advocate for multi-sectoral central governance body for the National Strategic Plan for Cancer Control Programme (NSPCC).
- To involve non-health stakeholders (e.g. businesses, welfare NGOs, etc) in community level initiatives.
4) Improve Quality of Life for Cancer Patients
- Introduce and mainstream patient navigation and access to psychosocial support.
5) Strengthen Monitoring and Application of Cancer Control Data
- Utilize and make public the KPIs for the evaluation of the National Strategic Plan for Cancer Control Programme (NSPCC).
- Harness resources from the Malaysian Health Data Warehouse (MHDW) in evaluating cancer care.
- Make cancer a mandatory notifiable disease for non-Ministry of Health healthcare facilities.