The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress, a biennial international congress, will make its way to Malaysia in 2024 after 2020’s cancellation due to the pandemic.
According to the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) CEO Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud: “Supporting a health-focused congress such as the World Federation of Hemophilia is especially crucial during the Covid-19 crisis whereby it has made life challenging for people with a bleeding disorder. It acts as a platform for patients with bleeding disorders to gain new information from the medical aspect and learn about latest developments that could assist them in their daily lives”.
MyCEB, joined by the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia and affiliate partner WFH, aims to create greater awareness of bleeding disorders and create a focal point for global network of healthcare providers that attracts all the major stakeholders in the bleeding disorders community, including the policy makers.
Jeremias Rodriguez, director of Congress & Meetings for World Federation of Hemophilia, commented: “As the owner of the congress, hosting the International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia in Malaysia will not only benefit the Malaysian hemophilia community but also be able to bring this congress back to Southeast Asia after a 20-year gap.”
The announcement of this event is intended to be the first step towards restoring confidence in the nation’s ability to hold in-person events. WFH has a global network of patient organisations in 122 countries and has official recognition from the World Health Organisation.
Edwin Goh, vice-president of the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia, concluded: “I believe the International Congress of the World Federation of Hemophilia will be the best platform for the local team specifically and for the Asia region to learn about the latest developments in bleeding disorders treatment and care in the new normal.”