|Project||Salt Trail – Trek and Treat|
• To provide basic medical screening, dental care, health education, and promoting reproductive health to the villagers • To promote responsible eco-tourism, recreational activities and to create awareness on the importance of preserving the environment
|Project Partners||• Partners of Community Organisation (PACOS TRUST) • Sabah Parks|
Our programme includes: • Basic medical screening • Dental check and extraction • Pap smear tests • Dispensing reading glasses for adults • Distribution of toothbrushes and soaps • Hygiene and health talks • Survey on alcohol misuse • Distribution of colouring kits for children’s activities • Installation of communal toilets
|Locations||Villages located along the Salt Trail (from Tikolod, Tambunan to Inobong, Penampang)|
|Period||4–8 May 2010|
A total of 372 beneficiaries were served in this project
A fourth jointly-organised ‘Trek and Treat’ programme by Sabah Parks, MERCY Malaysia Sabah Chapter and Partners of Community Organisation (PACOS TRUST) was held from 4-8 May 2010 along the Salt Trail at the Crocker Range Park. 39 participants including medical doctors, parks rangers, nurse, volunteers, guides and porters were involved in this programme. Trekking along the trail itself is challenging, with the highest point of the route standing at 1,320 metres and the lowest point measuring at 220 metres above sea level. The rugged track involved trekking through primary jungle and across not less than 8 rivers.
MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS
The main objectives for this programme are to provide basic medical screening, dental care, health education and promoting reproductive health to the villagers. As well as providing primary health care, the programme also aims to promote responsible eco-tourism, recreational activities and to create awareness on the importance of preserving the environment.