CHENGDU, CHINA, JULY 2018 – Malaysia Healthcare took part in the China International Medical Tourism Fair 2018 (CMTF 2018) held from 6 – 8 July to increase awareness and recognition of Malaysia Healthcare’s position as the fertility hub in Asia.
Malaysia is fast becoming a popular destination for healthcare travellers from China, especially for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). This is due mainly to the affordability, ease of access and high-quality care that Malaysia Healthcare offers, coupled with exceptional success rates averaging around 65% for In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments, compared to the global average of 50%.
Sherene Azli, Chief Executive Office for Malaysia Healthcare says, “The major reason for the success in Malaysia’s healthcare travel scene is the strong backing received from the government. With the support of the Ministry of Health healthcare travellers are assured that they are receiving quality care that complies with the set regulation and safety standards”.
At CMTF 2018, Malaysia Healthcare introduced Malaysia as the Asian Hub for Fertility themed ‘Giving Hope to Dreams’, and as the Asian Hub for Cardiology, with the theme ‘The Heartbeat of Asia’. Malaysia Healthcare also highlighted its first international health campaign, Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel in 2020 (MYHT 2020) with CMTF 2018 visitors. These are some of the key initiatives in place to propel Malaysia towards becoming the leading global destination for healthcare.
Malaysia has many strengths and niche specialities in the field of fertility and cardiology with world-class, award winning hospitals available. TMC Fertility Centre and Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute) both received international recognition at the International Medical Travel Journal’s (IMTJ) Medical Travel Awards 2018 as the “International Fertility Clinic of the Year” and “International Specialist Patient Centre of the Year” award, respectively. These achievements are a testament to Malaysia Healthcare’s commitment in providing unparalleled medical services.
CMTF 2018 is the largest healthcare travel fair in China that leads and promotes the healthcare travel industry in China, and gathers all high-end healthcare providers from across multiple regions and countries. Malaysia Healthcare, together with Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu, Mahkota Medical Centre, and their strategic partner in China, Tai Orient, were part of over 500 prestigious exhibitors present from over 21 countries worldwide.
“We’re very excited to be a part of the China International Medical Tourism Fair 2018 as it is the perfect opportunity for Malaysia Healthcare to present our attractive qualities and build networks with participants and exhibitors from around the globe,” commented Sherene. “Furthermore, the recent announcement of our CSR programme with Tai Orient to facilitate and support couples undergoing fertility treatment in Malaysia brings us great joy to bring hope to couples wanting to build a family.”
Technologies such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Time Lapse Embryoscope, PiezoICSI, and 3D Laparoscope complete a significant part of the ideal ecosystem for healthcare travellers. In addition to that, our embryologists are very experienced having received training from top medical institutions in Malaysia, UK, Australia, and the US. These digitally driven, highquality fertility treatments are offered in Malaysia at affordable costs.
As a premier, award-winning healthcare travel destination, Malaysia offers world-class quality treatments and services to all healthcare travellers. Equipped with cutting-edge medical technology and internationally trained healthcare professionals, Malaysian healthcare services provide patients with the best medical care in the country. Malaysian fertility centres are highly equipped with state-of-the-art technologies renowned within the medical field. Between 2011 to 2016, there has been an almost 280% increase of healthcare travellers from China seeking treatments for infertility alone. (Source: MHTC Informatics)
“Malaysia has all the right qualities for achieving greater heights in international healthcare travel: excellent quality in healthcare services, accessibility and affordability. To top it off, it is easy for travellers to communicate with health professionals here, where English and Mandarin are widely spoken and translation services for other languages can be easily arranged,” added Sherene. “We therefore invite healthcare travellers to come Experience Malaysia Healthcare, Embrace Malaysian Hospitality.”
Malaysia Healthcare has continuously raised its position as a global healthcare travel destination over the last few years. The country was named “Medical Travel Destination of the Year” by the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards from 2015 – 2017, with a highly commendable mention at the recent IMTJ Awards 2018. MHTC was also recognised as IMTJ’s “Medical Travel Cluster of the Year” from 2017-2018. Malaysia has also been acknowledged as the “Best Country in the World for Healthcare” by International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index from 2015 to 2017, and ranked as the top destination in Asia for retirement in the 2018 index. –