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Title: MALAYSIA


1
MALAYSIA
  • HEALTHCARE MEDICAL DEVICES
  • By Natila Ahmad
  • Commercial Specialist
  • U.S. Commercial Service, Kuala Lumpur

2
Population Age Structure (million persons)
  • 2000 2005 2010
  • Total Population 23.49 26.75
    28.96
  • Age structure
  • 0-14 8.00 8.72
    9.18
  • 15-64 14.56 16.88
    18.42
  • 65 above 0.93 1.15
    1.36
  • Source Dept of Statistics Malaysia
  • Source Dept of Statistics and Economic Planning
    Unit

3
Health Indicator
  • Life Expectancy
  • Male
    71
  • Female
    76
  • Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 births) 5.5
  • Source Ministry of Health

4
Health Facts
  • Healthcare delivery is provided by government and
    private sectors.
  • Public healthcare is heavily subsidized by the
    government. Government absorbed 90 of the total
    expenditure.
  • Approximately 3 of the GDP is allocated for
    healthcare sector.

5
MEDICAL DEVICES
  • Currently valued at nearly US1.3 billion and is
    expected to grow to US3 billion by 2010.
  • The majority of hi-tech devices are still
    imported.
  • The U.S. has the largest import market share of
    26 in 2006.
  • The Medical Device Act will be implemented by
    2008/09. Online voluntary registration is
    currently on-going via Ministry of Health
    http//www.medicaldevices.gov.my


6
CHALLENGES
  • Increasing cost of healthcare.
  • Increasing senior population and modern lifestyle
    diseases
  • Rising expectations and demand for better health
    services

7
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Health insurance more individuals will purchase
    health insurance. Government will need to
    expedite the National Healthcare Financing
    Systems.
  • Boost demand for more affordable quality drugs
    and medical equipment
  • Implementation of hospital information system
    (HIS) in improving healthcare delivery

8
IN THE PIPE-LINE
  • About US2.7 billion has been allocated for the
    health sector development during 9 Malaysia Plan
    (2006-2010)
  • Several institutions were proposed
  • - a Communicable Disease Center
  • - a National Crisis (Health) Preparedness
    Response Center
  • - a National Cancer Institute
  • - a National Oral Health Institute
  • Health tourism will continue to be promoted a
    comprehensive package will be developed.

9
MARKET ENTRY
  • Appoint a local agent or distributor
  • Establish own subsidiary to handle direct sales,
    distribution and sales
  • Join-venture with local Malaysian companies in
    order to bid on government tenders

10
TRADE EVENTS AND KEY CONTACTS
  • APHM International Healthcare Conference
    Exhibition 2006, June 19-21,2006
    www.hospitals-malaysia.org
  • The 12th Southeast Asian Healthcare Pharma Show
    2008, March 12-14, 2008 www.abcex.com
  • Ministry of Health, www.moh.gov.my
  • Malaysian Medical Association, www.mma.my
  • Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia,
    www.hospitals-malaysia.org
  • For more information, contact Natila Ahmad,
    Commercial Specialist at natila.ahmad_at_mail.doc.gov

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