Despite continues improvements and technological advancement, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases continues to rise in Malaysia, and it is among the highest in Southeast Asia.

  • 1 in 5 adults in Malaysia has diabetes, equivalent to 3.9 million people, a number that has increased from 11.2% (2011) to 18.3% in 2019, according to National Health and Mobility Survey (NHMS)
  • 3 in 10 adults or 6.4 million people in Malaysia have hypertension and only half of them are aware they have the disease
  • 4 in 10 adults (8 million adult Malaysians) have hypercholesterolemia, 1 in 4 of them are not aware of their disease
  • Cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and coronary heart diseases are the leading causes of death in Malaysia, and 1.7 million Malaysians are currently living with three major risk factors: diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia

Digital Health Innovation Challenge is envisioned to accelerate a collaborative ecosystem of open innovation to enhance patient-centricity and improve patient outcomes in Malaysia. Through this challenge we would want to identify solutions which will empower NCD patients and community at risk to proactively reduce the risk factors of these diseases by encouraging healthy living and increase accessibility to digital tools enabling self-care and monitoring.

To kick start this, please join us for this webinar to learn more if this initiative is for you and your company. Hear about what challenges Malaysia is facing in regard to growing burden of NCDs and ask any questions you may have.


  • Introduction to Malaysia NCD landscape (Ministry of Health Malaysia)
  • Presentation of innovation challenge framework (Business Sweden)
  • Q&A and next steps

Event details:

Date and time: 24 May, 2022, 09:00 - 10:00 CET 
Location: Online Webinar


To join the webinar, please register on the link below: 

Online Webinar 24th May 2022, 9am CET. Sign up here. 

Last day to register is 20th May 2022.

For more information or any questions, please contact Henrik Zygmunt , +60 12 413 1869.