Outreach Clinic in rural locations in Sarawak

Project Outreach Clinic in rural locations in Sarawak
Objectives

To raise awareness on public and reproductive health issues and promote good hygiene practices

Project Partners Sarawak Family Planning Unit
Activities

Comprehensive outreach clinic with: • Rural Iban community (Sg. Genaan Long Houses) • Bidayuh community (SK Kambug, Padawan)

Locations Bintulu and Kuching
Period • Sg. Genaan, Bintulu: 24-27 February 2011 • SK Kambug, Kuching: 19-21 May 2011
Accomplishments

196 rural Iban community members and 423 Bidayuh community members benefitted from the programme

Background
Most of the people in the interior of Sarawak face
a daunting task when it comes to getting access to
medical services due to the poor road infrastructure and
transportation difficulties. Outreach clinic is one of the
best ways to reach out to these people and help them
with their basic healthcare needs.

MERCY Malaysia efforts
An outreach clinic was held in two sessions at different
locations in February and May 2011. 36 volunteers were
involved in these two sessions consisting of mainly
doctors and nurses. The services offered were medical
screening and treatment, dental treatment, reproductive
health screening, pap smear, and distribution of hygiene
kits. MERCY Malaysia was able to reach out to 196 rural
Iban community members from five long houses in Sg.
Genaan, Bintulu and 423 Bidayuh community members
from five villages at SK. Kambug, Kuching throughout
the programme.