24/06/2024 03:22 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) - Malaysia is set to host the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) Congress in 2026, an event expected to attract 4,500 delegates from over 130 countries.

Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Azman Tambi Chik, expressed the team's honour and excitement in welcoming the WFH Congress to Malaysia.

“This event will not only foster global collaboration in haemophilia care but also highlight Malaysia's capabilities as a premier destination for international conferences,” he said in a statement. 

Originally planned for 2020 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the congress is scheduled to take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from April 19 to 22, 2026.

“The postponement was necessary for the safety of all involved. It also underscored the importance of health-focused events in gathering world experts for breakthrough discoveries and innovative solutions,” Azman explained.

He further said that the WFH Congress convenes not only medical experts, researchers, and scientists but also patients, providing them with firsthand information about the latest developments in haemophilia care.

Azman added that the success of the WFH Congress held in Spain this year, which attracted over 3,000 delegates from 135 countries, sets a promising precedent for Malaysia, with the 2026 Congress expected to have an economic impact of RM112 million, including RM47.9 million from visitor expenditure.




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