OUTREACH CLINIC FOR ORANG ASLI IN BELUM FOREST

Project OUTREACH CLINIC FOR ORANG ASLI IN BELUM FOREST
Objectives

To serve the medical needs of the Orang Asli community.

Project Partners Perak State Health Department
Activities

Delivered dental services, hygiene promotion and reproductive health services to the Orang Asli.

Locations Belum Forest
Period 2009
Accomplishments

In 2009,a total of 241 people were treated through six mobile clinics.

Background

In Perak, MERCY Malaysia has extended its services to serve the medical needs of the Orang Asli community who live in the Belum Forest. The Belum –Temengor Rainforest Complex is a living environmental heritage situated on the main Titiwangsa mountain range which has stayed essentially untouched for the last 130 million years. This project was funded by Yayasan Emkay.