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Malaysia

Roche Diagnostics Malaysia

Present since 1999 | Number 1 in in vitro diagnostics

From 2018 – 2019

1,730+ diagnostic solutions received approval | 51.6% employees are women

The Healthcare Landscape in Malaysia

Home to around 31 million people, Malaysia provides fully subsidised public healthcare services for all citizens. As a result, 65% of its population uses government hospitals and receive free healthcare services, including basic diagnostic tests. 

Our Contribution to Sustainability in Malaysia

  • Delivering patient-centric innovation:  Between 2018 and 2019, we introduced four initiatives to help healthcare and laboratory professionals deliver the best patient care. We also introduced a solution that allowed laboratory professionals to transmit and validate results efficiently and keep track of incoming and outgoing reports. Through our innovation, we ensured that patients at the hospital receive diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner.
  • Access to healthcare and diagnostics: Our efforts are focused on driving awareness among patients, clinicians and the general public in the areas of oncology, cardiac diseases and women’s health, as well as promoting innovation in healthcare.
    • Driving awareness: In 2018, we partnered the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) to support the “Stop Smoking” campaign. We educated healthcare professionals and the general public on the associations between tobacco consumption and lung cancer, as well as the various diagnostics solutions available for the disease. Through the three-month initiative, we addressed taboos around the topic and built awareness of the dangers of smoking to 100 patients and around 2,000 general practitioner clinics, as well as patients at NCSM’s Quit Smoking Clinics. We invested around MYR 10,000 for this program.
  • Fostering a great workplace: We are proud to employ more than 153 people, of which more than half are women. Our people comprise of individuals from different generations, with approximately 72% millennials.
  • Meeting high standards of business ethics: In 2018 and 2019, we undertook a companywide effort to revamp our standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure that we are complying with all regulations and Roche’s ethical standards. We provided additional compliance trainings for our employees, on top of regular trainings and internal communications.
  • Supporting communities: In 2019, we raised MYR 56,000 for Rumah Solehah, benefiting 60 children living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), among other employee-led initiatives. 
  • Minimising our environmental footprint: Plans are underway to introduce a company car policy to ensure that we adhere to Roche’s Safety, Security, Health and Environmental (SHE) target of minimising fuel consumption.