|Project||EYE HEALTH PROJECT AT HOSPITAL PITAS|
An effort to upgrade the eye-care services in the interior.
|Project Partners||Ophthalmology Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah, Asian Forestry Company, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sabah|
Expanding the scale of eye-care services to include cataract and pterygium surgeries if needed.
Since the first outreach clinic in Sabah in 2004, MERCY Malaysia Sabah Chapter started the Basic Eye Care Programme which provides reading glasses to those in need. The project is a community outreach programme dedicated to the prevention of vision loss for Sabahans living in isolated locations. To date, 17 missions have been completed and more than 7,000 beneficiaries were served.
Pitas have been chosen as our project location as it is one of the districts in the state with the highest need for medical services.