Malaysia To Welcome World Federation Of Hemophilia Congress 2020

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 (Bernama) -- In two years, Malaysia will again be the focus of the medical industry as the country prepares to welcome the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Congress 2020.

“Malaysia’s event journey is at a pivotal stage. Health-focused congress like WFH World Congress 2020 plays an important role in increasing the number of international delegates and the benefits are far-reaching,” said Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) chief executive officer, Zulkefli Haji Sharif in a statement here Thursday.

Malaysia will witness the congregation of 4,300 delegates from throughout the world and the congress comes in at a time when the country’s medical tourism market is expected to witness a pronounced growth.

The congress will see an impressive line-up of speakers comprising leading experts in the field such as, among others, practitioners, scientists, doctors, specialists, pharmacists and healthcare officials.

The congress will showcase the latest scientific and clinical developments in research, diagnostics as well as disease management and is expected to deliver an estimated economic impact of RM55.1 million to the country,” said Zulkefli.

Besides a meeting place for patients with bleeding disorders and their families, the congress will see a multidisciplinary programme on emerging topics in the field of inherited bleeding disorders.

“Due to its location and great value for money destination, the coming WFH World Congress 2020 in Kuala Lumpur will benefit not only the Malaysian hemophilia community but also hemophilia communities in Southeast Asian countries,” said Hemophilia Society of Malaysia president, Taqrir Akramin Khalib.

“Hopefully, the WFH World Congress 2020 in Kuala Lumpur will provide more exposure and advocate for an improvement in the treatment as well as care of people with hemophilia in the region and worldwide.”