Malaysia targets wound healing conference to plug needs gap

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Malaysia’s bid to become an ‘Asian centre of excellence’ in wound healing received a boost when the country won a bid to host a major medical conference on the subject.

Capital Kuala Lumpur will host the quadrennial World Union of Wound Healing Society (WUWHS) Congress 2026, following this year’s event in Abu Dhabi.

Around 5,000 international delegates are expected at the event, which will be themed, Global Paradigm Shift: Wound Management Specialty and Recognition.

The Malaysian bid was presented by Dato' Sri Abdul Khani Daud, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Prof Dr. Harikrishna K.R. Nair, President of Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals (MSWCP), with an 11-member delegation.

Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, CEO of MyCEB who was in Abu Dhabi for the final bid presentation along with Prof. Dr. Harikrishna said: “This partnership with MSWCP is very important for Malaysia because we need to address the challenges that Malaysia is facing today, that is the ever-increasing number of diabetic populations that needs urgent care from wound specialists.

"We not only presented what Malaysia could offer as a business events destination, but more importantly, our long-term strategic action plan to help Malaysia and other under-developed countries to have access to wound care, just like others in the developed nations.”

Prof. Dr. Harikrishna who is attached to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital said: “We hope that Malaysia can be the center of excellence in wound healing in Asia and that we can create a legacy for the future.”

James Lancaster
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