Malaysia on path to recovery after wound congress win for 2026

Malaysia has won the right to host the World Union of Wound Healing Society (WUWHS) Congress 2026 which will be held in Kuala Lumpur.

Under the theme Global Paradigm Shift: Wound Management Specialty and Recognition, the congress is expected to attract around 5,000 delegates.

“This partnership with Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals is very important for Malaysia because we need to address the challenges that Malaysia is facing today, that is the ever-increasing number of diabetic populations that needs urgent care from wound specialists,” said Abdul Khani Daud, CEO of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

“We not only presented what Malaysia could offer as a business events destination, but more importantly, our long-term strategic action plan to help Malaysia and other under-developed countries to have access to wound care, just like others in the developed nations.”

Professor Dr. Harikrishna K.R. Nair, President of Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals, said the team has worked very hard in gaining the trust and votes from global member societies in the bid process.

“We hope that Malaysia can be the center of excellence in wound healing in Asia and that we can create a legacy for the future,” he said.