Static Clinic, Sittwe, Rakhine

Project Static Clinic, Sittwe, Rakhine
Objectives

• To provide primary health care to affected communities in Sittwe, Rakhine in Myanmar • To strengthen the local health system by being part of the health system under Rakhine State Health Department

Project Partners Muslim Aid UK
Activities

Providing primary health care including free consultation and medication, health education and referral services at the following camps and resettlement villages: 1. Baw Du Pha ( 1) 2. Baw Du Pha (2) 3. Kaung Doke Khar 4. Set Yoe Kya 5. Set Yone Su 6. Set Yone Su ( 3) or Det Si Tan

Locations Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Period Nov 2012 to Dec 2013
Accomplishments

• 47,458 patients were treated in 2013 • By providing on the job training and coaching, the Community Health Workers (CHW) became the focal point of our medical service especially for the communities with limited access to health care due to security reasons. • The CHW tasks include crowd control, registration, health education, wound cleaning and dressing, translation in consultation and dispensing of medicine • The medical team participated in Health Clusters and Weekly State Health Coordination meetings. In addition to providing primary health care, submitting daily cases and health surveillance reports, the medical team also provided referral services to Dar Paing Emergency Hospital and Sittwe General Hospital • The medical team also participated in an immunisation programme as requested by Rakhine State Health Department

Background
As of August 2013, there were 176,000 people in need, 140,000
displaced and 79,000 relocated in Rakhine. In Sittwe, there is
an increase in the number of displaced people from 70,000 to
95,372.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
Since October 2012, MERCY Malaysia has been operating in
Sittwe. The Rakhine State Health Department requested MERCY
Malaysia to support its medical teams as it is very difficult for
MOH to deploy medical doctors to serve in Rakhine. MERCY
Malaysia’s medical team started to serve the affected community
in November 2012.

The partnership with Muslim Aid UK started in May 2013 and
ended in October 2013. In August 2013, in view of the effectiveness
of our medical team, the State Health Director expressed his
request for MERCY Malaysia’s medical team to continue to serve
in Sittwe as the team is well accepted by the affected communities
in Sittwe.

Our programme is in-line with the goal of Rakhine Response Plan:
The primary goal of the Humanitarian Country team’s response in
Rakhine State is to support the Government’s efforts in providing
humanitarian assistance to all communities impacted by the 2012
inter-communal violence across Rakhine State.

Strategic objectives:
1. A linked approach to humanitarian, recovery and development
strategies and activities in the State is applied.
2. All activities strive to achieve durable solutions considering
conflict-sensitive approaches and complementing Governmentled
efforts with adherence to international standards and
principles.