OUTREACH CLINICS WITH THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA

Project OUTREACH CLINICS WITH THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA
Objectives

To provide primary health care and medical consultation.

Project Partners Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN), Pharmaniaga
Activities

Served primary health care and medical consultation in a mobile clinic service to Pusat Pemulihan Akhlak (PPA) in Johor, Perak dan Kelantan, Tempat Tahanan Perlindungan (TTP) in Kemunting, Perak, and former drug users in the Klang Valley.

Locations Johor, Perak, Kelantan, Klang Valley
Period 2009
Accomplishments

In 2009, 470 beneficiaries were treated at 11 outreach clinics.

Overview

An ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) saw MERCY Malaysia involved in a mobile clinic service to provide basic primary health care to the detainees at various Pusat Pemulihan Akhlak (PPA) in Perak, Johor and Kelantan, as well as detainees at Tempat Tahanan Perlindungan (TTP) at Kemunting, Perak. In 2009, 286 beneficiaries were treated at six outreach clinics.

MERCY Malaysia also continued its work with Agensi AntiDadah Kebangsaan (AADK) –a national anti-drug agency under the same ministry- in a programme that was first implemented in 2006 to provide primary health care and medical consultation to former drug users (patients in drug rehabilitation programmes) in the Klang Valley. The project is in partnership with Pharmaniaga, who provided medical supplies and the use of their vehicle. In 2009, MERCY Malaysia ran nine outreach clinics and treated at least 184 patients.