Dental and Primary Healthcare Outreach Clinic for Rumah Nur Salam, Chow Kit

Project Dental and Primary Healthcare Outreach Clinic for Rumah Nur Salam, Chow Kit
Objectives

To provide primary healthcare and dental services for impoverished or unsupervised children living in the Chow Kit area

Project Partners Yayasan Salam Malaysia
Activities

• Primary healthcare • Dental services • Health education • Psychosocial activities

Locations Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur
Period January-June 2011
Accomplishments

180 children seen over 6 sessions

Background
Set up in 2007 by Yayasan Salam Malaysia and the
National Welfare Department of Malaysia, Rumah Nur
Salam is a 24-hour activity centre and a safehouse
for marginalised children. It is able to accommodate
about 20 live-in children at any one time and receives
90 daycare children daily. Currently, there are 434
registered children between the ages of 4 and 18.
Many of the children are from unstable families with
very limited income, while others may be unwanted or
abandoned. Most of the children do not receive regular
immunisation and primary healthcare and have limited
access to education.

MERCY Malaysia efforts
Since 2009, MERCY Malaysia, in collaboration with
Rumah Nur Salam, has set up monthly outreach clinics
providing primary healthcare, growth screening and
dental services to impoverished or unsupervised children
living in the Chow Kit area. At any one clinic, volunteer
doctors and nurses diagnose and treat up to 40 children
whose age ranges from 3 to 17 years old.
Children are given health educations at the clinic. Fun
activities are also conducted in the waiting room (e.g.
colouring competition, musical chairs, connect the dots
etc) to provide the children with an enriching experience.