Primary Health Care, Training on Communicable Diseases to Immigration Officers and Hygiene Kits Distribution in Immigration Depot

Project Primary Health Care, Training on Communicable Diseases to Immigration Officers and Hygiene Kits Distribution in Immigration Depot
Objectives

To raise primary health care awareness among the community in immigration depot

Project Partners NA
Activities

• Basic first aids training and Introduction to communicable diseases to Immigration Officers • Hygiene kits distribution

Locations Kuching and Miri
Period • Kuching: 4 December 2011 • Miri: 10 December 2011
Accomplishments

30 detainees and 31 Immigration Officers from 2 depots benefitted from this programme

Funded by UMW Holdings Bhd

Background
Sarawak has a huge population of illegal immigrants.
As reported by the Sarawak Immigration Department in
2011, there are about 100,000 illegal immigrants working
in Sarawak in various sectors. As such two immigration
depots were built in Miri and Kuching with the capacity
to hold 600 inmates each at one time.

MERCY Malaysia efforts
Realising the importance of health care in Immigration
Depots, MERCY Malaysia took the initiative to hold
two sessions of primary health care and hygiene kits
distributions in two different locations in Sarawak. The
programme is beneficial to the immigration officers
who were given training on first-aid as well as on how to
identify and handle safely detainees with the suspected
diseases. This in turn could resultin curtailing the diseases
from spreading amongst the detainees and officers.
MERCY Malaysia also provided primary health checkup
to detainees. In total, 30 detainees and 31 immigration
officers from two depots received primary health
checkup.