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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MOH to conduct new study on actual needs of health workforce

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will conduct a study this year to review the country’s actual needs for different categories of human resources for health, said its minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa.

She said the study would take into account the impact of new policies introduced after 2016 and the health needs of the population.

“With this, the distribution and requirement of health personnel nationwide can be clearly mapped and projected,” she said in a statement today.

The ministry will continue to discuss with the Public Service Department (JPA) to ensure that the health policies and plans prepared are in line with the needs of the people, she explained.

Dr Zaliha said the study would be evidence-based for the preparation of an implementation plan for the strategy in the Health White Paper.

“The long-term plan is to ensure that the residents have access to better health services,” she said.

On the JPA’s decision to stop sponsoring students pursuing studies in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, Dr Zaliha said this was based on the previous policy made in accordance with the findings of the Supply and Needs-Based Requirement Projections of Malaysian Human Resources for Health Using System Dynamics Approach 2016-2030 study conducted by MOH.

According to her, the study showed that there will be an oversupply of medical officers from 2026 to 2030.

However, she said the study was based on data from 2008 to 2015 and did not reflect the current situation.

The health workforce projections can be improved by taking into account changes in government policies after 2015, post-Covid-19 health needs, changes in the burden of disease, medical technological developments and the need for services according to areas of expertise in the public and private sectors, she said.

Dr Zaliha said effective health workforce planning should take into account the dynamic health needs due to population growth, ageing society, increasing disease burden and also preparedness for health disasters.

“If there is a shortage of health workers, it can affect the quality of health services and lead to excessive workload for existing health workers,” she said. As such, she said, the MOH emphasised holistic and strategic human resource planning to ensure a sufficient supply of health workers.

On Sunday (June 11), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that the JPA will continue to offer scholarships for students pursuing medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. – Bernama