Malaysia to host the World Federation of Hemophilia Congress 2026

Malaysia will host the World Federation of Hemophilia Congress in 2026, attracting 4,500 delegates, showcasing its healthcare capabilities, and boosting the local economy with an RM112 million impact.

Kuala Lumpur –  The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Congress will make its way to Malaysia in 2026 after its 2020 postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled to be held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 19 – 22 April 2026, WFH is expected to attract 4,500 delegates from over 130 countries.

“It is official, we have just received the baton at the Handover Ceremony with our partner, the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia (HSM) at the WFH World Congress 2024 in Madrid, Spain. The Malaysia team is honoured and excited to finally welcome WFH to our shores as we are committed to providing an exceptional experience for all delegates and showcasing Malaysia’s unique culture and hospitality. This event will not only foster global collaboration in haemophilia care but also highlight Malaysia’s capabilities as a premier destination for international conferences,” said Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB.

Mr. Azman continued to note that the postponement was an unfortunate delay but was necessary. “The safety of people is a priority. However, the postponement also reinforced the importance of organising and hosting health-focused events as they are crucial in gathering world experts for breakthrough discovery and innovative solutions”.

WFH is a unique medical congress as it will be a convening platform for medical experts, researchers, scientists, regulators, and patients as part of knowledge contribution. Patients with bleeding disorders will be empowered to gain new information first-hand about the latest developments that can help them make life-changing health decisions.

WFH 2026 will yield an estimated economic impact of RM112 million, with RM47.9 million attributed to visitor expenditure in Malaysia, bringing significant benefits to local healthcare sectors. In addition to the considerable economic advantages, hosting such a prestigious event facilitates knowledge exchange, collaboration, and showcases Malaysia’s medical expertise, enhancing its reputation as a leading hub for healthcare advancement in the region. This confidence comes after WFH’s 2024 success in Spain as over 3,000 delegates from 135 countries attended the Congress.

As preparations for the 2026 Congress gain momentum, stakeholders are invited to join forces in leveraging this landmark event to shape the future of healthcare in Malaysia and beyond. With a shared commitment to excellence and innovation, Malaysia is poised to drive meaningful change and create lasting impact in the global healthcare landscape.

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