OUTREACH CLINIC IN LONG BEDIAN, ULU BARAM, MIRI SARAWAK

Project OUTREACH CLINIC IN LONG BEDIAN, ULU BARAM, MIRI SARAWAK
Objectives
Project Partners Sarawak Family Planning Unit, Sarawak Community Nurses Association
Activities
Locations LONG BEDIAN, ULU BARAM, MIRI
Period 2009
Accomplishments

A total of 246 patients were treated in 2009.

Overview

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.