Salt Trail: Trek & Treat

Project Salt Trail: Trek & Treat
Objectives

• To provide basic medical care for the targeted communities • To promote responsible eco-tourism and recreational activities • To create awareness on the importance of preserving the environment

Project Partners • Partners of Community Organisation (PACOS TRUST) • Sabah Park
Activities

Comprehensive outreach clinic where medical care, dental care, eye screening and pap smear tests were given.

Locations Crocker Range Mountains (Kg. Tikolod, Kg. Kionop, Kg. Buayan and Kg. Terian in Tambunan District)
Period 19-23 April 2011
Accomplishments

348 communities from four villages were treated

BACKGROUND

MERCY Malaysia organised the fifth “Trek and Treat” programme with PACOS Trust and the Sabah Park along the Salt Trail at the Crocker Range Park. 52 participants including medical doctors, park rangers, nurses, volunteers, guides and porters were involved. This programme involved trekking through primary jungle and across no less than eight rivers with the highest point of the route being at 1,320 metres and the lowest point at 220 metres above sea level.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS

MERCY Malaysia sees this as a great opportunity to reach out to the locals and provide basic medical care to the villagers along the trail. Medical doctors and nurses who joined this challenging programme were able to provide basic medical screening, dental care, health education and reproductive health promotion to the villagers. The programme also aims to promote responsible ecotourism, recreational activities and to create awareness on the importance of preserving the environment.