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’S 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.