OUTREACH CLINIC AT RUMAH NUR SALAM

Project OUTREACH CLINIC AT RUMAH NUR SALAM, KUALA LUMPUR
Objectives

To provide consistent care for Rumah Nur Salam’s children.

Project Partners Rumah Nur Salam
Activities

Set up an outreach clinic, providing primary healthcare, growth screening and dental services in the premises of the safe-house. MERCY Malaysia also supports the administration of medical records and referrals to ensure continuity and consistency of service to the children of Rumah Nur Salam.

Locations Chow Kit
Period 2009
Accomplishments

Background

Right in the middle of thriving Kuala Lumpur, barely a half hour’s drive from KLCC, unsupervised children walk the street of Chow Kit. They seem like regular children on their way to play or school but a closer look reveals a different picture. These children sometimes do not get food and some of them have no homes to return to. They live on the street and are thus exposed to the harsh environment around them.

Many of these kids come from unstable family background with very limited income. Some of the children may be unwanted or left on their own to live their lives. Due to the unwanted nature of their births, most of these children do not receive regular immunization and primary healthcare, and have limited access to education.

Rumah Nur Salam is a 24-hour activity centre and a safehouse set up specifically for marginalized children. It was started as a collaboration effort between Yayasan Salam Malaysia and the National Welfare Department of Malaysia in 2007. It is able to accommodate about 20 live-in children at a time and receives 90 day care children daily. Currently there are 434 registered users aged between 4 and 18.