OUTREACH CLINICS IN JOHOR

Project CLINIC FOR ‘PERSONS OF CONCERN TO UNHCR’ AT PEKAN NANAS DETENTION CAMP, JOHOR
Objectives

The purpose of the outreach clinic is to provide primary healthcare and reproductive health services to camp detainees.

The objectives of the outreach clinic are: a. To visit and provide sustainable, up-to-date, sound primary healthcare once every two months to the beneficiaries. b. To promote and disseminate best hygiene practices and health education c. To increase HIV/AIDS awareness during clinic sessions d. To identify and provide referral services for complex cases

Project Partners Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia
Activities

Conducted six outreach clinic on healthcare services for the detention camp.

Locations Pekan Nanas Detention Camp
Period 2007 - 2009
Accomplishments

A total of 600 detainees benefited from the healthcare services via six outreach clinics conducted for the detention camp.

Background

Through our Johor–based volunteers, MERCY Malaysia has conducted outreach clinics to serve the detainees at Pekan Nanas Detention Camp, as well as the Rohingyas at various locations in Johor. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers for ensuring the smooth running of the following clinics.

The outreach clinic programme at Pekan Nanas Detention Camp is an on-going collaboration between Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia and MERCY Malaysia which started in 2007.

The detainees often do not receive the professional healthcare that they require because of their status and the lack of access to healthcare. To date, approximately 1,200 detainees are accommodated in this camp alone.

The clinic also provides an opportunity for MERCY Malaysia’s Johor-based volunteers from various backgrounds to provide community service within their locality.