EYE HEALTH PROJECT AT HOSPITAL PITAS

Project EYE HEALTH PROJECT AT HOSPITAL PITAS
Objectives

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
Activities

Expanding the scale of eye-care services to include cataract and pterygium surgeries if needed.

Locations Pitas
Period Since 2004
Accomplishments

Background

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.