malaysia healthcare travel council

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Pilot program aims to develop Malaysia as an active retirement life destination

Rejuvenate with the Malaysia Healthcare Program launch.

Mr. Farizal Jaffer, Acting CEO, MHTC, along with respected partners, at the launch of the 'Wellness for Elderly' pilot program at four integrated wellness residences.

Mr. Farizal Jaffer, Acting CEO, MHTC, along with respected partners, at the launch of the ‘Wellness for Elderly’ pilot program at four integrated wellness residences.

Rejuvenate with the Malaysia Healthcare Program launch.

Mr. Farizal Jaffer, Acting CEO, MHTC with respected partners and project leaders during the inauguration of the 'Wellness for Elderly' pilot program launch ceremony.

Mr. Farizal Jaffer, Acting CEO, MHTC with respected partners and project leaders during the inauguration of the ‘Wellness for Elderly’ pilot program launch ceremony.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is proud to announce a pilot program, “Rejuvenate with Malaysia Healthcare”, which aims to make Malaysia an active global travel destination. To develop into a retirement life destination. , In a one-year pilot program, MHTC is collaborating with four (4) leading integrated wellness residences located in Kuala Lumpur such as Domitige Bangsar, Commune Living & Wellness, REU Living and Sunway Sanctuary.

Driven by a commitment to advancing preventive wellness, MHTC is co-creating with industry partners to address a specific segment within the healthcare industry. Building on the success of its premium wellness program launched earlier this year, which seamlessly blends tailored healthcare packages with diverse hotel experiences, MHTC is exploring personalized proactive senior care and wellness solutions to help Malaysia to be positioned as a leading destination for active retirement living.

It was announced in conjunction with the World Senior Citizens Day celebrated on 21scheduled tribe August, this pilot initiative actively addresses the challenges posed by the “silver tsunami” and a rapidly aging society. According to a recent report published by the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, one (1) out of six (6) people in the world will be 60 years or older. At this time, the share of the population aged 60 and over will increase from 1 billion to 1.4 billion in 2020. The number of persons aged 80 years or older is expected to triple between 2020 and 2050 to reach 426 million.

MHTC is determined to facilitate and promote the Malaysian healthcare travel industry by coordinating industry collaboration and building valuable public-private partnerships at home and abroad. The four (4) participating Integrated Wellness Residences are carefully selected based on their excellence in offering personalized value-based care, state-of-the-art technology for preventive and curative treatment as well as a wide range of activities to promote holistic has been prepared. Well being.

The pilot program was celebrated by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) exchange ceremony between Integrated Welfare Homes and MHTC. The event aims to introduce participating facilities and highlight the different range of packages offered, which range from USD1,250 (MYR5,800) for flexible stay options from three (3) to six (6) months starts from The program serves as a new segment that MHTC is developing for the healthcare travel industry, furthering the industry’s contribution as a leading export service in the country.

Currently, each facility has already established working partnerships with some of the MHTC’s member hospitals. Therefore, this incentive will encourage MHTC’s partners to engage with an international network, allowing global outreach to raise awareness and attract more healthcare travelers to Malaysia. This collaborative effort will drive value-creation for industry players and enhance the seamless end-to-end ecosystem of Malaysia Healthcare.

“Rejuvenate with Malaysia Healthcare is a testament to our commitment to provide world-class healthcare services and promote Malaysia as the preferred choice for active retirement living and holistic wellness. The ultimate goal is to build a sustainable future for the healthcare system and partnering with For such exceptional integrated wellness residences, we are confident that we will help enable the program and create the awareness that senior citizens need to be actively surrounded by a variety of experiential amenities and personalized care. has been designed to allow,” said Farizal B. Jaffer, Acting Chief Executive Officer, MHTC.

With the help of technology and science, today’s seniors are living longer and more active lives than ever before. Based on WHO study, the global population of people aged 60 years and above is expected to reach two (2) billion by 2050. Gaps in health services,” Farizzel said.

“To create a holistic lifestyle, many senior communities are adopting differentiated and customized health and wellness programs. Research has shown that community connectedness and social connectedness is one of the key factors in maintaining health and longevity, and this philosophy is one of the key drivers for the development of four (4) integrated wellness residence facilities. With top-class medical and care services available here, along with engaging social programs, nutritious meal plans and a variety of physical activities, senior citizens can now do well in a safe, enriching and supportive environment to maintain their physical and mental health. can live and thrive. ,” Frizzle commented.

The launch event was attended by key representatives from participating facilities, including Sophie Lim, Vice President Senior Living and Strategic Planning, Domitiz Bangsar; Mark Chen, General Manager of Commune Living & Wellness; Anna Chew, CEO of Reu Living; and Dato Lau Beng Long, President of Sunway Healthcare Group, representing Sunway Sanctuary.

“Rejuvenate with Malaysia Healthcare” offers a variety of packages for healthcare travelers ranging from short stays or longer stays. These packages offer access to world-class healthcare facilities, personal care and a range of wellness activities, ensuring a rejuvenating and gratifying experience for all residents.

As Malaysia takes a bold step towards becoming an active retirement life destination, the pilot program “Rejuvenate with Malaysia Healthcare” sets the stage to fuel industry growth. With its holistic approach to healthcare travel encompassing wellness and active senior healthcare, Malaysia is poised to become a global leader in providing exceptional active retirement experiences.

For more information on “Rejuvenate with Malaysia Healthcare” and the services offered by partner organizations, please visit Here,

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About Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is a government agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia entrusted with the responsibility of facilitating and promoting the country’s healthcare travel industry, which is recognized as a major export service sector for the country . Established in 2009, MHTC works to streamline industry players and service providers in facilitating and growing Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry under the brand “Malaysia Healthcare” with the intended goal of making Malaysia a leading global healthcare destination. Is. MHTC works closely with over 90 private health facilities in Malaysia, which are registered members of MHTC.

about domitiz
Escot Limited is a member of CapitaLand Investments. It is one of the leading international accommodation owner-operators with properties in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States. Its portfolio of serviced apartment, coliving and hotel brands includes Ascot, Citadines, Life, Oakwood, Quest, Somerset, The Crest Collection, The Unlimited Collection, Preference, Fox, Harris, POP!, Vertu and Yello; And it has a brand partnership with Domitys. Through Ascot Star Rewards (ASR), Ascot’s loyalty programme, members enjoy exclusive privileges and offers at participating properties.

about the commune
Commune Living & Wellness – Southeast Asia’s largest co-living and wellness hotel, is a unique facility specially designed to help its residents live longer, healthier and happier. Situated along the 122-acre serene Tasik Paramasuri Park in Cheras, this development is the first integrated facility in Asia that combines senior co-living spaces with a dedicated wellness hub that provides professional senior care services, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Will do Fabulous pampering options for both residents and walk-in guests. We aim to create a safe and attractive community for senior citizens, where they can age actively with all the amenities and support they need to maintain their physical and mental well-being.

about reu
Reu Living is a joint venture between Tan & Tan Developments Berhad and Meaningful Life Sdn Bhd. The name Rayu (pronounced ree-yu) is derived from a combination of the words ray and yew. You are our guest, and the focal point of our assisted living and care services for your rehabilitation, rejuvenation, renewal, restoration, relaxation and retirement. REU Living’s expertise is in orthopedics, stroke recovery, cancer care as well as post-operative care for senior strengthening and mobility. REU Living supports this with its network of experts which includes DBC’s state-of-the-art in-house physio center as well as a panel of experts; Doctors (Geriatrics), Speech Therapists, Dieticians, TCM Doctors, Counselors and more.

About Sunway Sanctuary
Sunway Sanctuary, a prestigious senior living destination in Malaysia, meets the growing demand for premier retirement options in Greater Kuala Lumpur. Residents enjoy a comprehensive monthly membership that includes amenities such as accommodation, dining, housekeeping, laundry, concierge services and beyond. With 235 sophisticated studios and suites, this establishment is built on six core pillars: strategic location, holistic wellness, curated experiences, top-notch fitness facilities, elegant design and seamless healthcare access through Sunway Medical Center. Amenities include an infinity pool, fitness center, karaoke lounge, and more. Designed for active seniors and on-the-go, it offers tailored activities and wellness programs.

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