Salt Trail – Trek and Treat

Project Salt Trail – Trek and Treat
Objectives

• 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
Activities

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
Accomplishments

A total of 372 beneficiaries were served in this project

Background

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 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.