Malaysia Healthcare Newsletter Vol 01 – 2019

MALAYSIA
HEALTHCARE
NEWSLETTER

Vol 01 | 2019

CEO's Message

Assalamualaikum and warm greetings from Malaysia Healthcare.

Malaysia Healthcare has been blazing down the road of success in the first quarter of the 2019, and our gears have only just warmed up! With our eyes firmly fixed on our goal for 25% growth this year, we set out to expand our reach further in our key focus markets.

The year started out with the MHX (Malaysia Healthcare Expo) in Jakarta and in Surabaya where we met health conscious Indonesian communities eager to snatch up available healthcare packages. Moving up north, in Shenzen, China, Malaysia Healthcare signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MJ Life to enhance our end-to-end service offerings. In Xiamen, Malaysia Healthcare offered one-on-one consultations, together with our elite facilities, and received an overwhelming response of aspiring parents hoping to have their dreams of having children come true.

In the wake of numerous lives being affected by non-communicable diseases, we kickstarted our 2019 campaign, Share My Experience to encourage people from across the globe to make the migration from reactive care to preventive care. How are we doing it? We are encouraging everyone to be superheroes by sharing your healthcare journey to inspire others to take better care of themselves! With non-communicable diseases on the rise and claiming many lives each year globally, we hope that sharing your healthcare journey experience can inspire others to make a change and save their lives!

All this brings us to 2020, where we hope to see empowered healthcare travellers take stock of Malaysia Healthcare’s quality service offerings and change their lifestyles for the better! We are less than a year away from Malaysia Year of Healthcare Travel 2020 (MYHT 2020), the nation’s first international healthcare travel campaign. MYHT 2020 aims to invite healthcare travellers to come Experience Malaysia Healthcare as they take a leap towards better health and a more holistic lifestyle.

Come August 2019, Malaysia Healthcare will be hosting the world’s first international medical travel media award and we are looking forward to awarding our inaugural winners. Submission deadline for our Medical Travel Media Awards is coming soon – if you are a journalist reading this, you only have until 30th June 2019 to submit your work. Visit here for more info.

Back for the fourth year is insigHT 2019! Malaysia’s leading medical travel market intelligence conference this year is themed ‘Differentiation for Excellence’, and we will be graced by the presence of YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Finance Minister of Malaysia, at the conference. Join us at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 24th and 25th September 2019 to find out how Malaysia is prioritising Differentiation for Excellence towards becoming the leading global healthcare destination.

As we turn the page to the next quarter, we hope to forge more meaningful partnerships and propel Malaysia Healthcare further into the global frontier of healthcare travel. With trust as our anchor, we envision more support from partners and stakeholders as we aspire to host more healthcare travellers from across the world. Let us all work towards a fulfilling and productive second quarter. Until, then.

#MHMenangSamaSama

Thank you.

Sherene Azli
CEO of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council


Healthcare Happenings

Demand for private healthcare remains upbeat

Demand for private healthcare remains upbeat

(January 2019)

Private healthcare operators in Malaysia are set to see higher earnings in 2019 on the back of rising demand for their services.

One Of World's Top 10

One Of World's Top 10

(January 2019)

TBY talks to Chong Yee Mun, CEO of Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC), on healthcare trends, medical tourism, and expectations of growth.


6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World

6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World

(January 2019)

The six countries that take top places in our Global Retirement Index offer retirees first-rate care, the service is top-class–and its affordable.

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019

(January 2019)

“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in the form of our Annual Global Retirement Index.


ASEAN scores strongly on Muslim travel index

ASEAN scores strongly on Muslim travel index

(January 2019)

Three ASEAN countries finished in the top-10 of last year’s Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2018 in a strong acknowledgement of the region’s reputation as an Islamic tourism hub.

Mengenal Penang, Destinasi Tempat Berobat Arifin Ilham

Mengenal Penang, Destinasi Tempat Berobat Arifin Ilham

(January 2019)

Ustaz Arifin Ilham diterbangkan ke Penang, Malaysia untuk berobat. Sudah lama Penang menjadi destinasi wisata medis, selain juga wisata budaya khas kota tua.

Is Malaysia poised to become a wellness destination?

Is Malaysia poised to become a wellness destination?

(February 2019)

Wellness tourism is on an upward trend globally and today, is said to be a multi-trillion dollar industry.
What Makes Malaysian Health Care One Of The Best In The World?

What Makes Malaysian Health Care One Of The Best In The World?

(February 2019)

Malaysia was ranked first in the Best Health Care in the World category by the International Living magazine recently, and it's not the first time!

Malaysia Healthcare EXPO 2019

Malaysia Healthcare EXPO 2019

(February 2019)

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), atau lebih dikenal dengan Malaysia Healthcare, meIuncurkan Malaysia Healthcare EXPO 2019 (MHX 2019) untuk pertama kalinya di Jakarta, Kamis (14/2/2019)
Medical partnership to help all

Medical partnership to help all

(February 2019)

The Health Ministry’s move towards a more formalised collaboration with the private healthcare sector would be beneficial to all if details were ironed out, said Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia.

Pengiktirafan dunia kepada Malaysia

Pengiktirafan dunia kepada Malaysia

(February 2019)

KEJAYAAN Malaysia menduduki carta pertama dalam kategori Penjagaan Kesihatan bagi Indeks Persaraan Global Tahunan 2019 disifatkan sebagai pengiktirafan dunia kepada negara.
Top-6 Countries with the Best Health Care Systems in the World 2019

Top-6 Countries with the Best Health Care Systems in the World 2019

(February 2019)

With a score of 95 out of 100, Malaysia ranks 1st in the Health Care category of the International Living Annual Global Retirement Index 2019.

Dr Yahya Awang: The man behind the heartbeats of over 5,000 people, including Dr M

Dr Yahya Awang: The man behind the heartbeats of over 5,000 people, including Dr M

(March 2019)

Born into an influential family of doctors and politicians in 1950, Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang is arguably the country’s most prominent cardiothoracic surgeon.

RM1.8 billion industry. Get ‘benefits’ from it!

(March 2019)

The reasons often cited is that they trust Malaysian hospitals more versus their own country as well as that the prices they have to pay is still lower than their own country.

Medical tourism receipts to see 25% rise

Medical tourism receipts to see 25% rise

(March 2019)

Medical expertise in Malaysian private hospitals is expected to attract more international patients, with receipts collected from these travellers poised to grow 25% to RM1.8 billion this year.
Penjagaan Kesihatan Malaysia terbaik dunia

Penjagaan Kesihatan Malaysia terbaik dunia

(March 2019)

TIDAK tergambar segala perasaan, tidak terluah dengan kata-kata apabila penantian selama lebih lima tahun untuk menimang cahaya mata akhirnya tercapai.

New hospital set to make Kedah a medical tourism destination

New hospital set to make Kedah a medical tourism destination

(March 2019)

A new private hospital will be developed here towards realising the state government’s aspiration of making Kedah a medical tourism destination in the country.
Five new hospitals for Selangor

Five new hospitals for Selangor

(March 2019)

SELANGOR is one of the most populated states in the country with over six million people excluding foreigners and illegal immigrants.


Experience Malaysia Healthcare

Malaysia Healthcare Lounge and Concierge

Announcing the commencement of the KLIA2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2) Malaysia Healthcare Lounge! Healthcare travellers arriving and departing from KLIA2 can now experience Malaysia Healthcare’s hospitality right at the airport beginning 4th April 2019. See details below:

Location : Lot LS2-3-05, Departure area Level 3, Klia2

Operating Hours : 8.00am - 11.00pm

 
 

 
 

Snapshots of the Malaysia Healthcare Lounge at KLIA2

The Meet and Greet service was tailored for healthcare travellers on their health journey in Malaysia and is part of our end-to-end patient experience services offered at Malaysia Healthcare Lounge. Currently, we are expanding our services to KLIA2, in addition to our existing Malaysia Healthcare Concierge and Lounges in KLIA and PIA respectively.

Our dedicated Malaysia Healthcare Lounge personnel will greet registered health travellers at the aerobridge upon embarkation and will escort them through customs and immigration via a fast-tracked lane, before hosting them at the lounge while waiting for overland transportation to their designated hospitals or accommodations. Call 1-800-188-688 or email us at [email protected] to find out more.

Market Updates

MHTC Updates

Malaysia Healthcare was in Jakarta from 15th to 17th February 2019 for the Malaysia Healthcare Expo (MHX) which will be travelling across the Asian region this year. Jakarta saw 11 participating private hospitals and healthcare facilities from Malaysia who conducted health talks, panel discussions and free health checks! The MHX is an expo which brings Malaysia Healthcare to the doorstep of healthcare travellers where our service offerings are showcased at designated booths and through fun activities!


Gleneagles Penang
Institut Jantung Negara
Loh Guan Lye
Mahkota Medical Centre
Regency Specialist Hospital
Ramsay Sime Darby
Parkway Pantai
Penang Adventist Hospital
Prince Court Medical Centre
Thomson Hospital
Top Vision Eye Specialist Centre

Market Updates

In March, MHX joined the AirAsia’s Travel Fair 2019 in Surabaya to showcase healthcare packages from Sunway Medical Centre, Metro IVF, Island Hospital, Thomson Kota Damansara Hospital, and ALPS Medical to the local community. The MH pavilion attracted many visitors throughout the 3-day fair from 22nd to 24th March 2019 and we are hoping to see many healthcare travellers from Surabaya on our shores soon!



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sunmed
alps-medical-centre
Thomson-Hospital-Kota-Damansara
Metro IVF

Market Updates

From 6th to 11th March, Malaysia was ITB Berlin’s country partner this year where we created quite an impact! Missed out on all the happenings? Recapture those moments through the links below:

Malaysia Healthcare was showcased for our world-class quality, easy accessibility, and affordable healthcare travel service offerings at ITB Berlin.



Dream Makers in Xiamen, China

Market Updates

Malaysia Healthcare saw a gathering of 150 couples, all aspiring parents, in Xiamen, China, eager to have a one-on-one consultation with two of Alpha Fertility Centre’s Consultant O&G and Fertility Specialists, Dr. Leong Wai Yew, and Dr. Lam Wei Kian. This joint venture saw much engagement, and we look forward to Bringing Hope to Dreams for all these Xiamen couples!


 

InsigHT2019 is here!

InsigHT2019 is here!

Differentiation For Excellence

Y.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng Confirms Opening at insigHT2019

MHTC is proud to announce that Y.B. Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Finance Minister of Malaysia, will be opening insigHT2019, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on the 24th – 25th September2019.

Bringing together the best in medical travel from Malaysia and other competitive markets, insigHT2019 will enable compelling dialogues between experts in the industry on the evolvement of medical travel rules and regulations, limitations and opportunities and trends of the multi-billion industry.

Click here to find out more, or email to [email protected] for more information.

(Note: HRDF Claimable | Eligible for CPD points)


MTMA 2019

There are only TWO MONTHS LEFT TO SUBMIT your work for the Medical Travel Media Awards!

Malaysia Healthcare launched our inaugural Medical Travel Media Awards (MTMA) 2019. The awards are to celebrate both international and local media’s contribution to building awareness of Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry. Malaysia Healthcare encourages participants from the local and international media landscape to submit their entries!

Find out more about MTMA2019 here: www.mylovesyou.com/

MHTC recently hosted a Media Luncheon on 15th March 2019, where many members of media and the MTMA judges were present for a time of networking, Q&A and discovering more about Malaysia Healthcare.