Patients Beyond Borders: Malaysia Second Edition to Launch in September

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Revised consumer guide book showcases Malaysia’s world-class medical, wellness and aftercare destinations.

Malaysia offers world-class healthcare combined with a vibrant, welcoming tourism infrastructure

“The number of healthcare travelers to Malaysia has increased from 583,000 in 2011 to 671,000 in 2012 and we are expecting some 15 percent growth going forward.

Patients Beyond Borders and the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) announce Patients Beyond Borders: Malaysia Second Edition, a guide that highlights Malaysia’s leading position as a healthcare travel destination and an international healthcare hub. Dr. Mary Wong, CEO of MHTC, will formally introduce the Malaysia Second Edition of Patient Beyond Borders on 28 February at the New York Times Travel Show 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. The eBook will be published in English in September 2014 for international distribution.

The 156-page e-guidebook is an updated version from the earlier edition and contains information on Malaysia’s leading international hospitals and specialty clinics as well as the latest innovations in medical procedures and Malaysia’s extensive wellness and aftercare services. Patients Beyond Borders author Josef Woodman will share the podium with Dr. Wong, detailing Malaysia’s many medical travel attributes.

Malaysia has a 100-year history of traditional and complementary medicine (TCM), run by qualified medical professionals in Malaysia’s leading hospitals. This book will showcase Malaysia’s diverse mix of the allopathic and natural healing. A special chapter is dedicated to reflect this integrated concept of treatment, recovery and healing, including the rich diversity of TCM and spa therapies available in Malaysia.

Besides the integrated and fusion of Western and Eastern medicine, this eBook will also highlight some of the world-renowned spa resorts in Malaysia which are increasingly visited by patients for aftercare: recovery, rejuvenation and rehabilitation. One of the key attractions is their high quality services at affordable prices.

Woodman has travelled extensively and visited hundreds of international medical centers in more than 35 countries. "Malaysia is one of the world’s leading international health travel destinations while remaining affordable to patients and their companions,” he said. “Malaysia’s superior medical services are within a six-hour flight of nearly two billion healthcare consumers.”

Dr. Wong added: “The number of healthcare travelers to Malaysia has increased from 583,000 in 2011 to 671,000 in 2012 and we are expecting some 15 percent growth going forward. The increased number of healthcare travelers to Malaysia reflects the high quality care and value for money treatment and services that we provide for better health.”

In its 2013 Global Retirement Index, International Living ranked Malaysia the third best country to retire in the world.

The Consul General of Malaysia in New York, Honourable Tuan Syed Mohamad Bakri Syed Abdul Rahman commented: “With the launch of the Second Malaysia Edition of Patients Beyond Borders, medical travelers will learn in-depth and be guided about how Malaysian medical facilities, spas and wellness centers compete against the world’s best in healthcare travel with its numerous offerings today”.

Priced at USD$22.95 Patients Beyond Borders: Malaysia Second Edition will be available through online retail channels worldwide.

About the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

Established in 2005 under the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) brings together the nation's dual heritage of hospitality and medical innovation, highlighting Malaysia as the preferred healthcare travel destination in the Asian region. As an initiative under the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), MHTC's mission is promote and position Malaysia as a unique destination for world-class healthcare services.
For more information about MHTC, please contact:

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
Shobena Singam
Tel: + 603 2283 2003
Email: shobena(at)mhtc(dot)org(dot)my
About Patients Beyond Borders

Founded in 2007, Patients Beyond Borders publishes books, eBooks, mobile- and web-based consumer reference information on medical tourism and wellness travel. Patients Beyond Borders: Malaysia Edition is one of a series of country-specific editions. For more information, visit
For media queries, please contact:
Anne Robertson
Tel: +1 919 924 0636
Email: arobertson(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com

Qualified members of the media are invited to request a review copy. Please contact arobertson(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com

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