” Healthcare mission to Malaysia and Thailand “

In collaboration with the embassy of the Netherlands in Bangkok and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency have organized a mission to stimulate and facilitate cooperation between Dutch companies and innovators and the Malaysian and Thai healthcare sector.

Driven by progress on the implementation of UHC policies, a growing middle class, aging populations, and medical tourism, the pressure on Malaysia’s healthcare system is increasing. This increasing demand outgrows capacity building of the local healthcare infrastructures, leading to increasing demand for solutions to increase the efficiency of health providers.

This healthcare mission will take place from 8 till 13 September and aims to connect local actors with Dutch companies to facilitate cooperation and learning on both sides.

Medical devices:

Increased demand for healthcare services resulting from economic growth, a larger middle class, and the aging population has intensified the pressure on the Malaysian health sector. To cope with the growing demand, Malaysian health providers aim to expand their facilities and invest in equipment and technologies that result in increased operational efficiencies.

The Netherlands ranks first worldwide in medical technology patent applications. Dutch companies can share valuable technologies and innovations with Malaysian stakeholders to help bridge the gap between demand and capacity.


The Netherlands has key strengths in the sphere of eHealth as Dutch companies offer solutions n health information exchange, interoperability, telemedicine, and personal health monitoring. Great innovations have been made already, such as the MyHealth Portal which has improved the health literacy of the population by providing information on health issues, the health system, and education on prevention. Other uses of eHealth, however, are hampered by insufficient health information infrastructures.

Dutch companies can share their valuable insights, technology, and experiences on elderly care and cooperate with Malaysian stakeholders.