Affliated Bodies

Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH)

The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) is a non-governmental and not for profit organisation established and registered with the Registrar of Societies in 1997. It is the brain child of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with the Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) and Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).

The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health was established in 1997 with the vision of advocating, promoting, and supporting continuous quality improvements and safety in Malaysian healthcare arena. MSQH is recognized nationally and internationally as the leading Malaysian organization which promotes and improves safety and quality in the provision of healthcare services in Malaysia. Through active and smart partnerships with healthcare professionals, relevant facilities and agencies, and educational institutions involved in healthcare, MSQH has become the national voice in continuous quality improvement in healthcare facilities and services. In order to realize this vision, MSQH develops standards, plans and implements accreditation programmes, promotes safety and quality improvement in healthcare facilities, and organises opportunities for communication of ideas and exchange of experiences on current and best practices in health care. MSQH has also initiated the Patient for Patients Safety Movement to strengthen patients and family engagement in the delivery of healthcare services since 2014.

Function of MSQH

Conduct a voluntary quality accreditation program for Malaysian health care organisations.

Develop and continually review health care standards in consultation with the industry and professional bodies. Conduct education programs.

Advice and consult on health care quality improvement. Publish resource materials for accreditation.

Offer information services on quality in health care.

MSQH Mission

Advocating, educating and monitoring continuous quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare.

MSQH Vision

The internationally recognised accreditation organisation for the promotion and improvement of quality and safety in healthcare.

MSQH Values

Safety Culture: Promote safe practices, Facilities and environment.

Integrity: Evidenced by good governance, transparent, effective and efficient planning and professional management.

Professionalism: Achieving excellence through evidence based decision-making, adoption of best practices and continuous process evaluation witch meets the needs of stakeholders.

Patient and people centered: Always striving to engage patients and the public to meet their quality and safety expectations.

Teamwork: Good leadership, nurturing of human capital, ongoing consultation and smart partnerships with standard-setting and accreditation organisation.


Asian Hospital Federation

The Asian Hospital Federation (AHF) is an international non-governmental organization, supported by members from 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region. As the international body for hospital associations and hospitals in Asia, our goal is to encourage networking and to coordinate activities of our hospital associations and to achieve the highest attainable standards of hospital management in the region.

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Asian Society for Quality in Health (ASQua)

The Asian Society for Quality in Health Care (ASQua) is a network of National Societies from the Asian region dedicated to the improvement of quality in healthcare at national and international levels. It was founded by a group of National Societies for quality in healthcare from Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, India, Taiwan and the Philippines, under the auspices of ISQua. It is committed to the achievement of its aims through collaborative action within the network and in association with other health and quality related individuals and professional organisations in Asia.