PROVISION OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (PHC) SERVICES

Project PROVISION OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (PHC) SERVICES
Objectives

Increase accessibility to health care services of the aected communities in Sittwe Township, Rakhine State

Project Partners
Activities

• Served 62,304 patients through the implemented Primary Health Care service. • Completed renovation for 2 static clinics in Ohn Daw Gyi and Kaung Dote Khar. • Conducted Community Health Worker (CHW) training for 60 participants.

NO. OF BENEFICIARIES Over 62,304 patients

Locations Sittwe, Rakhine State
Period January - December 2016
Accomplishments

• Served 62,304 patients through the implemented Primary Health Care service. • Completed renovation for 2 static clinics in Ohn Daw Gyi and Kaung Dote Khar. • Conducted Community Health Worker (CHW) training for 60 participants.

BACKGROUND

June 2012 witnessed an event which shaped the future of the minorities in Rakhine State of Myanmar. Increased tension among conøicting ethnic groups led to communal violence which left 87 dead as well as 75,000 people displaced and living in 40 camps. It also resulted to an imposed night-time curfew and a declared state of emergency in six townships including Maungdaw and Buthidaung near the border with Bangladesh. 4 years after the rst intercommunal violence broke in Rakhine State which was followed by a series clashes, the situation in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps remain the same. On the 9th of October 2016, hundreds of unidentied insurgents attacked 3 border guard posts along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh which left 9 border ocers and several insurgents dead. This incident caused a military crackdown by the armed forces and police, with an estimated 92,000 displacements by the end of 2016.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES

MERCY Malaysia has been operating in Sittwe since October 2012. Currently, the Country Oce is running 3 statics clinics and 6 mobile clinics, providing Primary Health Care (PHC) services, emergency referral and screening for children during EPI with the Township Health Department, as well as health education and social mobilization during EPI around the Sittwe area. This year alone, 62,304 patients were treated and provided with PHC services. As at December 2016, renovation works of the Ohn Daw Gyi and Kaung Dote Khar static clinics have been completed, with works on the Kaung Dote Khar and Baw Du Pha clinics still under progress and to be completed in 2017. In addition, a Community Health Worker (CHW) training was also conducted in the second week of December together with the State Health Department and Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS). It was attended by 60 CHWs from various parts of Sittwe, including 11 volunteers from MERCY Malaysia’s static clinics.