Health Programme in the Communities of Kg Sonsogon Magandai, Kota Marudu

Project Health Programme in the Communities of Kg Sonsogon Magandai, Kota Marudu
Objectives

• To provide basic medical screening • To provide dental treatment • To perform pap smear tests • To provide eye screening for reading glasses • To give hygiene talk • To distribute hygiene kits

Project Partners UMW Malaysia
Activities

• Provided basic medical screening • Dental treatment and performed pap smear tests • Provided eye screening for reading glasses • Hygiene kits were distributed • Hygiene talks were given to the villagers

Locations Kg Sonsogon Magandai, Kg Sonsogon Paliu, Kg Sonsogon Monggis
Period 4th July – 6th July 2014
Accomplishments

Served a total of 216 beneficiaries

Background

Kota Marudu is a town and district located in the Kudat Division in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. The district covers approximately 1,917 square kilometres. It is located in the north of Sabah and is bordered by the districts of Kudat, Kota Belud, Pitas, and Beluran. It is located 130km north of the state capital, Kota Kinabalu, along the federal highway linking Kota Kinabalu with the town of Kudat, near the northern tip of Borneo.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

Mission No. 5 On the 4th of July 2014, MERCY Malaysia conducted a community health project in Kg. Sonsogon Magandai in collaboration with UMW. 27 volunteers were involved in this project, including 2 volunteers from UMW Malaysia, carrying out various health programs namely dental treatments, medical and eye screenings at the village. 2 volunteers from MERCY Malaysia Sabah Chapter, Mr Hew and Dr Collin discussed a whole range of health issues with the children, including the importance of staying in school while also providing small child-friendly space to keep the children entertained. 216 villagers registered for treatment during this project, with 35 boys and 39 girls, below the age of 13 and 60 men and 82 women at the age of 13 years and above. Besides medical and dental treatments, 7 women at the village underwent Pap smear test while the distribution of medication for deworming purposes was carried out to most of the children there. Distribution of Hygiene Kits and the delivery of Hygiene talks were also conducted by our team to the beneficiaries in Kg. Sonsogon Magandai to further educate the villagers on the importance of proper hygiene care.