Outreach Clinic for indigenous community

Project Outreach Clinic for indigenous community
Objectives

To provide primary health care for indigenous community

Project Partners Malaysia Airlines and supported by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli Kluang
Activities

• Hygiene Kits distribution • Primary health screening and treatment

Locations Kg. Kuala Sengka, Kg. Air Pasir and Kg. Sedohok, Kluang
Period • 17 June 2011 (Hygiene Kits distribution) • 1 October 2011 ( Primary health screening and treatment)
Accomplishments

Hygiene Kit Distribution : A total of 145 hygiene kits were distributed Medical Services : 105 adults and children benefitted from this programme

BACKGROUND

Since 2010, MERCY Malaysia provided basic health treatment and screening for the indigenous community in Kg. Kuala Sengka, Kg. Air Pasir and Kg. Sedohok due to the difficulty faced by community members accessing healthcare. This programme is an extension ofthe Change for Charity fundraising campaign, a collaborative 3-year fundraising effort between MERCY Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines to collect inflight donations from long-haul flights.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS

18 medical and non-medical volunteers including students, participated in the programme by setting up the clinic and conducting a primary health care checkup. Hygiene kits were also distributed to the community. The community was also given talks on reproductive health issues in order to create awareness.