Primary Health Care/Outreach Clinic

Project Primary Health Care/Outreach Clinic
Objectives

• To provide basic medical care, dental care, eye screening and pap smear tests for women • To perform medical follow-up on villagers seen and treated previously

Project Partners • PACOS Trust • Asian Forestry Company Sdn Bhd
Activities

• Comprehensive outreach clinic • Distribution of hygiene kits • Psychosocial activities for children

Locations Pitas, Telupid, Sandakan and Kota Marudu
Period • 17-19 June 2011 • 9-11 September 2011 • 28-30 October 2011 • 9-11 December 2011
Accomplishments

1,336 communes from 4 districts were treated

BACKGROUND

With the support of UMW Holdings Bhd, an outreach clinic was stationed at Pitas, Telupid, Sandakan and Kota Marudu in a collaborative effort between MERCY Malaysia and PACOS Trust together with Asian Forestry Company Sdn Bhd. The chosen areas are part of the poorest districts in Sabah, which lacks access to health facilities due to poor road conditions.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS

114 caring individuals from both medical and nonmedical background had volunteered themselves for this programme which provides a comprehensive outreach clinic for the rural communities in Sabah. MERCY Malaysia was also able to provide a medical follow-up on some community members who have gone through the check-up in previous programmes. A total of 1,336 people benefited from the four outreach clinics. Apart from the outreach clinic, psycho social activities were also held for the children and hygiene kits consisting amenities to promote good hygiene practices amongst the community were distributed.