Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Reaching Out To The Community On WHD

Published on : Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kuala Lumpur Convention CentreIn conjunction with the 30 th World Hemophilia Day (WHD) the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is proud to announce it has been selected as the ‘venue of choice’ to host the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2020 World Congress. The Centre also supported WHD by hosting a blood donation drive and highlighting the importance of the work WFH and national associations, including the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia (HSM), are doing for the bleeding disorders community via its social media and other communication channels.


According to the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, “We are honoured to have won
this prestigious event and are excited to be partnering with WFH to make this important
congress as successful as possible. We are delighted to support WHD and commend
both WFH and HSM on their efforts to increase awareness of hemophilia and other
inherited bleeding disorders, as this helps improve diagnosis and access to care for the
millions who remain without treatment.”


Elaborating on the WFH 2020 World Congress destination choice, Jeremias Rodriguez
CMP, Director, Congress & Meetings, World Federation of Hemophilia, shared, “We are excited to say that our congress will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The WFH
encourages the community to come to the city in 2020 for a fantastic WFH World
Congress. The city was selected for many reasons including the fact that it is an exciting
business centre and has a well-earned reputation as being a welcoming and friendly city.
English is also widely spoken in Kuala Lumpur, which will make it easy for our delegates
to get around and enjoy the local culture. Another benefit for our delegates is the city’s
well-developed infrastructure and the fact that it’s only 30 minutes by train from Kuala
Lumpur International Airport to the city.”


“Another key factor in our decision to come to Kuala Lumpur is that it is home to the
Malaysian Hemophilia Society – an organisation that has worked hard towards the WFH
vision of treatment for all. All of these reasons make Kuala Lumpur an excellent
destination for the WFH 2020 World Congress and the bleeding disorders community,”
added Rodriguez.


To celebrate WHD – themed “Reaching Out: Connect To Your Community”, HSM
organised a Fun Walk at the Riverwalk-Kongsi Square in Ipoh, Perak on 14 April 2019
from 7.00am to 3.00pm.


According to Taqrir Akramin Khalib, President, HSM, “Close to 500 participants including
general public, doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, patients and their family members,
participated in the walk and experienced the broad range of interesting topics about
hemophilia which were presented to raise awareness and enhance the knowledge of
disease, treatment, care and quality of life for all patients with hemophilia. We are looking
forward to working hand-in-hand with WFH to make the 2020 World Congress the best
and most successful event yet!”


Source:- Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

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