Salt Trail: Trek & Treat, Crocker Range National Park

Project Salt Trail: Trek & Treat, Crocker Range National Park
Objectives

• To provide basic medical care, dental care, eye screening and pap smear tests • To perform medical follow-up on patients seen and treated previously • To promote responsible eco-tourism, enjoy nature and create awareness on the importance of the environment

Project Partners • Sabah Parks • PACOS Trust • UMW Holdings Berhad
Activities

• Provided basic medical care, dental care, eye screening and pap smear tests • Performed medical follow-up on patients seen and treated previously • Promoted responsible eco-tourism, enjoy nature and create awareness on importance of the environment

Locations Crocker Range National Park
Period 22nd April – 26th April 2014
Accomplishments

Served a total of 581 beneficiaries

Background

MERCY Malaysia successfully completed its 10th ‘Trek and Treat’ Mission. The programme lasted for five days; from the 22nd to 26th April. The mission was co-organized by MERCY Malaysia with Sabah Parks and Partners of Community Organizations in Sabah (PACOS) Trust. The project was funded by UMW Holdings Berhad.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

The objectives of the mission were to provide health screening for women as well as basic medical and dental care to villages along the trail, provide medical follow up to previous treatment, promote responsible eco-tourism by giving the opportunity for volunteers to enjoy Mother Nature and create awareness on the importance of the environment among the public. The mission involved 48 volunteers including 20 from MERCY Malaysia and 28 from Sabah Parks. The team trekked through primary jungle and across no less than eight rivers, with the highest point of the route standing at 1,320 metres and the lowest point measuring 220 metres above sea level . A total of 581 beneficiaries from villages along the route benefitted from the mission.