SETTING UP HEALTH POSTS AND WASH FACILITIES

Project SETTING UP HEALTH POSTS AND WASH FACILITIES IN MANIC FARM
Objectives
Project Partners The Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition (MoH) of Sri Lanka, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA)
Activities

1. Primary health posts – Four health posts with in-patient beds, an office for the medical staff, medical equipment for the outpatients’ room, water and sanitation facilities, overall fixtures, facilities and electrical were set up .

2. A referral hospital with one dental clinic with sanitation facilities

3. Assistance to MoH of Sri Lanka to manage six health centers by providing primary healthcare, triage and referral services in the IDP camp.

Locations Manic Farm IDP Camp, Cheddikulam
Period March - December 2009
Accomplishments

In nine months, MERCY Malaysia managed to provide medical services to 21,773 Internally Displaced People (IDP) forced to live in difficult conditions caused by civil conflict

Background

In March 2009, MERCY Malaysia teams were deployed to Sri Lanka to assist the civilians that were affected by the 30 year Sri Lankan Civil War between the Tamil Tigers (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) and the Sri Lankan government. The Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition (MoH) of Sri Lanka requested MERCY Malaysia to assist the IDPs at the Manic Farm IDP camp in Cheddikulam. In December 2009, MERCY Malaysia handed over the projects to MoH Sri Lanka.