|Project||OUTREACH CLINIC IN LONG BEDIAN, ULU BARAM, MIRI SARAWAK|
|Project Partners||Sarawak Family Planning Unit, Sarawak Community Nurses Association|
|Locations||LONG BEDIAN, ULU BARAM, MIRI|
A total of 246 patients were treated in 2009.
MERCY Malaysia Sarawak Chapter first embarked on its medical mission to Long Bedian in 2004. Reachable after a five-hour journey from Miri, Long Bedian is located within the Kayan territory, up in the Tutoh Apoh region of the Baram district.
With a population of 1,686 and 180 houses, Long Bedian’s community is composed of Kayan majority with a mix of Kelabit, Kenyah, Morek, Penan and other smaller tribes.
Being a main trading point for these people to trade their wares with the middlemen, Long Bedian was selected to allow access of medical services to the locals.