Dental Outreach Project in Kg. Sungai Tiang

Project Dental Outreach Project in Kg. Sungai Tiang
Objectives

• To complement the current services provided by the Perak State Health Department • To promote good hygiene practices amongst the Orang Asli communities

Project Partners • Yayasan EMKAY • Ministry of Health (MoH)
Activities

• Bi-monthly dental clinics • Dental hygiene education sessions with the students • Joint hygiene campaign in partnership with MoH • Distribution of soap to the community in collaboration with MoH

Locations Kampung Sungai Tiang
Period January-December 2011
Accomplishments

• We conducted a total of 150 consultations in 2011 • Distributed a total of 340 toothbrushes, 540 tubes of toothpaste, 400 bars of soap and 99 nail clippers

BACKGROUND

MERCY Malaysia started the Kampung Sungai Tiang outreach project with the support of the EMKAY Group of Companies. This project was to supplement the work of MoH in providing a more complete health care service to the residence of Kampung Sungai Tiang. The project’s main focus is to provide bi-monthly dental services and promote good hygiene practice amongst the community.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS

Over the past years, the team’s main focus was in providing dental treatment to the beneficiaries as well as conducting basic dental hygiene education, for example teaching them the right technique in teeth brushing. In 2011, MERCY Malaysia began collaborating with the nutrition team from MoH to conduct joint-campaigns during our missions. Based on this collaboration, MERCY Malaysia began distributing bars of soap to the community to supplement MoH’s effort in promoting personal hygiene practices.