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Championing the Cause to transform Islamic Aged Care in Malaysia

Malaysia is already an ageing society and there are wide geographic, gender and ethnic disparities.  The pace of ageing is very rapid with aged care disabilities and dependencies increasing. In 2022, Seterra took the initiative to organize the FIRST International Forum in Malaysia on Islamic Aged Care called the “SETERRA DIALOGUE 2022” or SEDIA22.


SEDIA22 sought to catalyze and create awareness on the urgent need to connect all stakeholders involved from Government regulators and departments, religious councils, Industry players, GLCs, financial institutions and others, to work together to transform the Islamic Age Care industry in Malaysia in the areas of:

sustainable business models, achieving Global standards and benchmarks of care, changing perceptions - aged care according to the Quran and financing Islamic aged care.

Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that: All Malaysian Muslims have access to quality aged care services; Community based Islamic Aged Care facilities can be built for all population strata of Malaysia and Malaysia will produce and train highly skilled caregivers in Islamic modules.


SEDIA22 was held virtually due to COVID-19 lockdown and was co-organized with MyAgeing University Putra Malaysia (Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing) and University College MAIWP. A Roundtable discussion was held with overseas and local experts to discuss a roadmap which was encapsulated in the Damansara Declaration 2022.  A Youth Summit hosted by the Eminent Sheikh Dr Sajid Umar, Mufti and Judge from the UK attracted about 300 youths while the SEDIA22 conference proper also attracted close to 400 participants.    


The upcoming SEDIA24 will be held on August 8, 2024, so please contact us for sponsorship and conference details soon.

                                                 KUALA LUMPUR


                                                 SEE YOU SOON!

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