Primary Healthcare and Outreach Clinics

Project Primary Healthcare and Outreach Clinics
Objectives

To provide basic medical screening, dental treatment, Pap smear tests for women, eye screening and hygiene campaigns to the beneficiaries

Project Partners • PACOS Trust • Asia Forestry Company Sdn Bhd • UMW Holdings Bhd
Activities

• Comprehensive outreach clinic • Hygiene kit distributions • Psychosocial activities for children

Locations Kampung Imusan, Kampung Alutok, Kampung Mansiat, Kampung Inakaak, Kampung Lumou and Kampung Sonsogon Magandai
Period March to November 2012
Accomplishments

A total of 2, 248 beneficiaries were treated from six districts

Background

The outreach clinics in Sabah have been providing vital services for a number of years is a collaboration between MERCY Malaysia, PACOS Trust and Asia Forestry Company Sdn. Bhd. The objectives of this partnership is to provide proper medical services such as comprehensive basic health screening and dental treatments, Pap smear tests and eye screenings are given to rural communities who are not able to receive these services, due to their remote locations. The clinics also conduct a campaign for increasing hygiene care awareness among beneficiaries.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

MERCY Malaysia together with its volunteers from medical and non-medical backgrounds, started the missions from early March, until November 2012. Throughout this period, six clinics have been conducted in six different districts; inclusive of Keningau, Kota Marudu, Tongod, Ulu Tomani and Pensiangan. Beneficiaries in these areas were treated to with comprehensive health screenings. MERCY Malaysia provided follow-up checkups to those who have been assessed in previous programmes to check on their progress. Psychosocial activities for children, such as colouring sessions and distribution of hygiene kits consisting amenities for hygiene promotions, were provided as part of these clinics.