Kuala Lumpur, 22nd March 2018: In a joint initiative to enhance best practices and standards for the aged care industry in Malaysia, Aged Care Group (ACG) and RTI International signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, 22nd March 2018, officialising the collaboration.
In light of the recent Private Aged Healthcare Facilities and Services Bill passed on 29th November 2017, the collaboration will see RTI International drawing from its 60 years of global experience to provide strategic and technical input on better standards in aged care practices.
RTI is a global independent, research and advisory institute dedicated to improving the human condition and turning knowledge into practice with more than 5,000 staff working in over 80 countries worldwide. RTI has technical domain expertise in more than 250 scientific, economic, technical, and professional disciplines. RTI Malaysia focuses in two practice areas – Innovation Ecosystems and Healthcare Delivery.
Alongside RTI International, ACG will be the private sector collaborator in the endeavour to elevate Malaysia’s aged care industry to international standards.
Spearheading the collaboration’s activities are Shafenaz Farouk – Managing Director of RTI Malaysia, Dr. Chua Hong Teck – Senior Advisor at RTI Malaysia, and Professor Zhanlian Feng – senior research analyst in RTI International’s Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care programme, together with ACG’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Carol Yip.
In view of the collaboration’s objectives, the respective parties are looking forward to working with business stakeholders, regulators, ministries and other international bodies to develop new standards in aged care for the benefit of all Malaysians.