(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Arab Health has proven to be one of the most effective platforms for Malaysian service providers and manufacturers to promote their products and services and to network with foreign clients, according to Mohammed Mustafa Abdul Aziz, senior trade commissioner of Matrade Dubai.
Foreign clients from the healthcare services sector, which includes healthcare facilitators and agents, health tourism promoters, insurance companies and importers of pharmaceutical and medical products are expected to engage Malaysian service providers and manufacturers.
The Malaysian companies participating in Arab Health 2014 are:
Aurum Healthcare: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenated pack manufacturer; AXG Industries: Latex Examination Glove manufacturer; Bioalpha International: Bioapotec total women forte manufacturer; Dolphin Healthcare: Antiseptic germicide manufacturer; Hana Medic: Hand sanitiser manufacturer; Ideal Health Care: Endotracheal tube manufacture; Johnson Medical International: Medical gas pendants manufacturer; Len Fa Medical Supplies (M): Food and health supplements manufacturer; LKL Advance Metaltech: Hospital beds manufacturer; Medicfit Technology: Circumcision clamp and aerosol mask with tubing; Ming Medical Services: Mobile medicine and stem cell treatment and storage systems; Reszon Diagnostics International: In vitro medical devices manufacturer; S. Kian Seng: Manufacturer of medical furniture; Vigilenz Medical Devices: Manufacturer of sutures.
Total export from Malaysia to the UAE of medical and pharmaceuticals products valued at 20 million during the period of January-November 2013, according to Mustafa.
Matrade activities for the healthcare sector includes participation in international trade fairs, specialised marketing missions as well as trade investment mission led by the Minister of International Trade and Industry. Matrade has also been working closely with Malaysia Health Travel Council (MHTC), Association of Private Hospitals and agencies to promote the export of healthcare sector.
Malaysia, as one of Asia's most recognised developing countries, has immense potential in an increasingly important sector that is healthcare. Healthcare in Malaysia under the responsibility of the government's ninistry of health has an efficient and widespread system of healthcare, operating a two-tier healthcare system consisting of both a government-run universal system and a co-existing private system.
Malaysia's vision for health is to create a seamless and integrated healthcare system that is of quality, reliable, equitable and affordable. The key to attain this goal will be to inculcate strong core values of professionalism, caring culture and team work spirit within the healthcare community. Health services cover the provision of healthcare services (such as hospital services and medical and dental services), social work services (for example, nursing homes), human health activities and veterinary services. The value chain of the health services sub-sector includes the manufacture, provision and distribution of pharmaceutical products, medical equipment and devices, health insurance, research and development (R&D), and education and training of medical personnel.
Malaysia's Medical equipment industry has achieved international recognition in terms of capability and quality in a diverse range of products/services. The medical devices industry encompasses a broad range of products and equipment from examination gloves, implantable devices, orthopeadic devices and dialysers to imaging equipment and other devices which can be used for medical, surgical dental, optical and general health purposes. Malaysia remains one of the world's leading producer and exporter of catheters and surgical and examination gloves supplying 80 per cent of the world market for catheters and 60 per cent for rubber gloves, including medical gloves.