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Malaysia Health and Wellness in the Workplace


The health and wellness of an employee is composed of three distinct parameters: physical, mental and financial.

Organisations all around Malaysia, from private and publicly-traded corporations to governments and non-governmental organisations, have engaged in discussions as to how to best implement wellness programmes. There is a need for this to happen quickly, as the latest evidence suggests NCDs will have a significant impact on the long-term health of employees through all sectors. This impact affects drivers that allow organisations to be successful in the current marketplace, including productivity, minimisation of absenteeism, control of health care costs and the associated ballooning insurance premiums.

Published by International SOS Foundation, Ministry of Health and Social Security Organisation Malaysia, this paper outlines the overview of non- communicable diseases (NCDs) in Malaysia, impact of NCDs to the workforce and the importance of Wellness for business sustainability.