Outreach Clinic for the Orang Asli in Kampung Sungai Tiang

Project Outreach Clinic for the Orang Asli in Kampung Sungai Tiang
Objectives

• To complement the current services provided by the Perak State Health Department • To promote good hygiene practices amongst the Orang Asli communities

Project Partners • Yayasan EMKAY • Ministry of Health (MoH), Gerik
Activities

• Bi-monthly dental clinics • Bi-monthly primary healthcare clinics • Dental hygiene education sessions with students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Sungai Tiang • Joint hygiene campaign in partnership with Ministry of Health (MoH), Gerik

Locations Kampung Sungai Tiang
Period 1 year
Accomplishments

• A total of five missions were carried out with over 147 treatments provided to the community • Health and hygiene education sessions were carried out with local school students during each mission

Background

Together with EMKAY Group of Companies, MERCY Malaysia started the Kampung Sungai Tiang outreach project to supplement the work of MoH in providing more complete healthcare services to the residents of Kampung Sungai Tiang. The main focus of the project is to provide bi-monthly dental services and promote good hygiene practices amongst the Orang Asli community.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

In addition to providing dental treatment to the beneficiaries and conducting basic dental hygiene education, MERCY Malaysia and MoH conducted joint hygiene promotion campaigns. The MoH covered personal hygiene practices and MERCY Malaysia distributed bars of soap and nail-clippers to every household, encouraging sanitary hand washing practices to reduce bacterial infections. MERCY Malaysia’s outreach clinic in Kampung Sungai Tiang has been well-received by the teachers of Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Sungai Tiang, who gladly bring their students to the clinic for free screening and treatments.