Malaysia Healthcare’s CEO recognised among “Outstanding Women in Healthcare”

Mumbai, 15 FEBRUARY – Chief Executive Officer of MHTC, Sherene Azli was honoured at the World Health and Wellness Congress 2017, held at Taj Lands End. The inaugural event saw 50 women from all walks of life, around the world, lauded as “Outstanding Women in Healthcare”.

Recognised for her efforts and initiative towards driving Malaysia healthcare to greater heights, Sherene was honoured to receive this accolade.

It is a privilege to receive this award. Malaysia ticks all the right boxes in providing top notch and innovative healthcare. The solid infrastructure in the end-to-end healthcare services was the extra edge needed to put us ahead. This recognition is a much-needed boost to work harder towards making Malaysia the premiere destination for healthcare travel.

Health, Wellness and Fitness are all inter-related industries taken into consideration in the Congress this year. Delegates from all over the world in various sectors, including hospitality, tourism, health and wellness, beauty, finance, medical, manufacturing and technology, are united by common interest to propel global economic development as well as understanding health and wellness industries better.

Ms Sherene Azli is part of a panel where the topic of discussion is “Access and Quality of Healthcare Services: Disparities and Inequities”. She is joined along with other prominent leaders in the the healthcare industry such as Ms. Sasa Bozic, Owner and Executive Wellness Coach of Sasa Consulting, Slovenia; Ms. Teressa Siu, an award winning Hong Kong journalist who specialises in Wellness and Health.

Malaysia is the proud title holder of the “Medical Travel Destination of the Year” by the International Medical Travel Journal, IMTJ. The Medical Travel Awards in 2016 awarded Malaysia the title for two years running, for its dedication to being highly competitive and affordable. Plus, providing cutting-edge treatments that are on par with other countries such as the UK, the United States, Australia and Japan, at 60 to 80 percent off the cost.

MHTC is an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Health Malaysia that has been entrusted with the responsibility of curating the country’s healthcare travel scene. The agency is the touchpoint for the medical tourism industry in the country.

There are currently more than 250 private hospitals in Malaysia, where only the most well-equipped and service-ready facilities are approved and registered to be participating healthcare travel providers. Most doctors and healthcare professionals in Malaysia receive training from internationally-acclaimed institutions in Malaysia, USA, the UK, Australia and Europe. Malaysian private hospitals also possess accreditation from reputable institutions, such as the Joint Commission International (JCI), Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH), Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua).

Additionally, Malaysia Healthcare recently kicked-off “Share My Love”, as an extension of its “Malaysia Loves You” campaign launched in February 2016. In the spirit of promoting harmony and unity, “Share My Love” aims to carry further the message on “Malaysia Loves You” and spread the word that Malaysians are truly warm and friendly as we extend our love and hospitality for anyone and everyone to embrace aims to highlight Malaysia’s most unique qualities as a healthcare destination of choice. More details can be obtained at