2022-2023 EVENTS

2022 Events

28 Aug - 01 Sep 2022
The International Surgical Week (ISW)
Kuala Lumpur

31 Aug – 2 Sept 2022
Medical Fair Asia
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

3-9 September
Medical Fair Asia
Digital, Online

9-10 September 2022
World Pediatrics Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

9-10 September 2022
World Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference
Bangkok, Thailand

19-21 September 2022
23rd SE-Asian Healthcare & Pharma Show
Kuala Lumpur

27-29 September 2022
Smart Healthcare Expo (Health Malaysia)

27-29 September 2022
Asia Pandemic Congress
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

19-20 September 2022
23nd Global Nursing Education Conference
Brisbane, Australia

30 Sep - 2 Oct 2022
Malaysia International Dental Show (MIDS)
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International MedLab Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

7-9 November 2022
Saudi International Pharma Expo
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center

11-13 November 2022
Eldercare Exhibition and Conference Asia (ELDEX Asia 2022)
Suntex Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre

14-15 November 2022
Healthcare Asia Pacific
Osaka, Japan

2023 Events

30 May – 1 June 2023
KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

13-15 September 2023
Medical Fair Thailand
BITEC, Bangkok

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Seventy-three per cent of deaths in the country are caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are closely linked to unhealthy lifestyles, said Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni.

In his speech when officiating the 2023 national-level “Bulan Malaysia Sihat Sejahtera” (BMSS) celebration here today, he said nearly half of the Malaysian population is unaware that they have an NCD.

“Nearly 50 per cent (of Malaysians) are not aware that they are suffering from NCD and this leads to a higher risk of complications when it is not treated early,” he said.

According to the 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey, one in two adults is overweight or obese, with the highest prevalence among women at 54.7 per cent and individuals aged 55 to 59 at 60.9 per cent.

The survey also stated that one in four adults in the country is not physically active and the least active groups are women (28 per cent), students (39 per cent), and senior citizens (59 per cent).

The survey also found that one in three Malaysians has low health literacy, as evidenced by an unhealthy and inactive lifestyle, not eating adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables, and smoking.

As such, Lukanisman hoped that the implementation of the BMSS through the Healthy Malaysia National Agenda would raise public awareness about living a healthy lifestyle.

BMSS is observed every September in line with the Health Ministry’s direction of switching the focus from “sick care” to “health care and wellness” through preventive measures by promoting a healthy lifestyle aligned with the Health White Paper, he said.

“The increase in diseases caused by Malaysians’ unhealthy lifestyles puts high pressure on the country’s healthcare system and its finances,” he said. — Bernama