Dental Outreach Clinic for Kg. Sungai Tiang

Project Dental Outreach Clinic for Kg. Sungai Tiang
Objectives

To provide a more complete health care service to the residence of Kg. Sungai Tiang, supplementing the Ministry of Health

Project Partners Yayasan EMKAY
Activities

Providing bi-monthly dental services

Locations Sungai Tiang
Period 2008-2011
Accomplishments

Treated 104 patients over a course of 3 missions in the year 2010

Background

Together with Yayasan EMKAY, MERCY Malaysia started the Kg. Sungai Tiang outreach project to supplement the work of Ministry of Health of Malaysia in providing a more complete health care service to the residents of Kg. Sungai Tiang. The project’s main focus is to provide bi-monthly dental services as it was the main gap that we identified. The team focuses mainly on providing dental treatment to the beneficiaries as well as conducting basic dental hygiene education. MERCY Malaysia’s outreach clinic in Kg. Sungai Tiang has been received well by teachers of the local secondary school who brought their students for screening and treatment.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

MERCY Malaysia runs dental and primary health care outreach clinics. Best hygiene practices were also promoted, where toothpastes and toothbrushes were distributed during the sessions.