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Malaysia… “the best kept secret in Medical Tourism”

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The first Malaysia International Healthcare Travel Expo and Conference (MIHTE 2012) in Kuala Lumpur marked an important point in the development of Malaysia’s medical tourism industry, led by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC). MIHTE attracted more than 1,300 delegates from  34 countries and was supported by  84 local and international exhibitors.

As the local healthcare systems develop, the Asian medical travel sector has enjoyed a period of growth in a difficult global healthcare market that has yet to recover from the financial crisis of 2008. Malaysia came relatively late to the medical tourism game, riding on the coat tails of Korea, Singapore and Thailand. As one conference attendee described the country, it has been “the best kept secret in medical tourism”. But it is very clear that the work of MHTC, led by Dr Mary Wong,  and the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia (APHM), led by Dr Jacob Thomas, is paying dividends. Malaysia has climbed into the top five of medical tourism destinations worldwide (IMTJ Market  Analysis).

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10 Reasons Why Medical Tourist Must Go To Malaysia!

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Why Malaysia is the Medical Destination of the Year?

Medical tourism and Malaysia is a match made in heaven! An exotic locale with excellent services, Malaysia is a nation with a wide array of beauty. From beautiful cityscapes in Kuala Lumpur and Penang to cultural cities like Kelantan and Terengganu to island getaways in Redang Island, Langkawi, Perhentian Island, Sipadan Island, and more. We are divided into 13 states and 3 federal territories.

The advent of the British to Malaya brought western medical ideas and practices to Malaysia, which has since developed into one of the worlds leading international medical system that is able to meet the growing demand for the global medical needs of today’s society. The healthcare system, under the Malaysian Ministry of Health, ensure that both private and public health care service providers are providing consistently high quality services and are employing highly skilled and well experienced medical professionals.

With over 4 million international medical tourists coming to Malaysia in the last 5 years, it is no wonder Malaysia is one of the Top 5 Medical Tourism destinations in the world based on quality. Our dedication to high quality services at affordable prices has been recognized internationally, which landed Malaysia the International Medical Travel Journal’s (IMTJ) ‘Medical Travel Destination of the Year’ at the Medical Travel Awards 2015, the ‘Best Country in the World for Healthcare’ by International Living’s Global Retirement Index, and the Medical Tourism Association’s (MTA) ‘2015 Public Private Partnership Medical Travel Destination of the Year’ award at the 8th Annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress in Orlando, Florida. Read More