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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International Nurses Day: Celebrating Malaysian nurses

As Malaysia’s economy returns to “normalcy,” the healthcare sector prepares to implement pandemic-related lessons. Unavoidably, healthcare professionals such as nurses throughout the country are once again confronted with challenges of rising living costs and prospects for advancement, prompting a number of Malaysian nurses to seek opportunities abroad, such as in Singapore and Malaysia.1

Saudi Arabia and Singapore are among the top destinations for Malaysian nurses, according to Malayan Nurses Union president Nor Hayati Abdul Rashid. Better remuneration and possibilities to further their education motivate nurses to pursue these careers, she added.

However, this situation may put additional strain on the nursing sector, which has generated fewer nursing graduates as a result of tougher criteria; and budget cuts in hospitals, which have reduced sponsorship and training opportunities for nurses.2

Similarly, Sarawak has announced a need for more nurses for acute and specialized treatment, as well as placement in rural clinics. According to State Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim KuiHian, the nursing services ratio is currently 3.16  per 1,000 persons, based on Sarawak’s 2020 population of 2,907,500 people.3

Despite the various challenges plaguing nursing professions in the country, the sector continues to serve patients from all walks of life.

Malaysia honors its nurses for their commitment to their profession on this day, International Nurses Day.

In a social media post, Malaysian nurses were thanked by Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa. She was cited as adding that the government respects and supports nurses for their dedication and effort in caring for Malaysians’ health. 4

Nurses, according to Dr Zaliha, are vital assets to the country’s health system since their roles and responsibilities are critical in ensuring that patients receive excellent and professional care. She added that nurses are also the protectors of patients’ well-being in hospitals, health centres, and clinics around the country.

Malaysian nurses are without a doubt among the finest in the world and deserve all the support and recognition they can receive.

Happy International Nurses Day!