OUTREACH CLINIC IN PAGALUNGAN, PENSIANGAN SABAH

Project OUTREACH CLINIC IN PAGALUNGAN, PENSIANGAN SABAH
Objectives

• The objectives of the outreach clinic are to: – provide basic medical screening – perform pap smear tests – provide dental examination / extraction – dispense reading glasses to the elderly – hygiene talk – hygiene kit distribution

Project Partners Pagalungan District Office, PACOS Trust
Activities

Conducted 2 days outreach clinic to communities in Pagalungan.

Locations PAGALUNGAN, PENSIANGAN
Period 2009
Accomplishments

A total of 788 beneficiaries were treated during the 2 days outreach clinic.

Background

With a population of about 1,000 people, Pagalungan, located along the Lagangon river, was identified as the district with the highest number of inhabitants categorised as the hardcore poverty.

Pagalungan lacks electricity supply, with some houses surviving on power from generator sets. There are no fixed telephone lines or mobile phone coverage, and calls are made only through satellite phone at the sub-district office.

Made up of 16 MERCY Malaysia volunteers as well as UMW volunteers, the team headed for Pagalungan, located approximately 7 hours from Kota Kinabalu.