DISTRIBUTION OF FACE MASKS IN LOW COST CARRIER TERMINAL (LCCT) IN RESPONSE TO H1N1

Project DISTRIBUTION OF FACE MASKS IN LOW COST CARRIER TERMINAL (LCCT) IN RESPONSE TO H1N1
Objectives

To response to H1N1.

Project Partners -
Activities

A team of 3 staff and 9 volunteers from MERCY Malaysia distributed 10,000 face masks enclosed with general information leaflets on Influenza A (H1N1)

Locations LCCT, Selangor
Period July 2009
Accomplishments

Background

By July 2009, Malaysia has reached 434 cases of Influenza A (H1N1) (swine flu), of which 333 were imported and 101 cases are local, according to the Ministry of Health of Malaysia. With 899,921 cases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that air travel has been rated as the quickest means for the spread of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus.

The operation was conducted on Saturday, 11th July 2009.